Donald Trump Endorses Pete Rose for Baseball Hall of Fame

Major League Baseball players have a number of rules they are required to follow. One that is normally highlighted above all players is that gambling on your team or any other is forbidden. Pete Rose broke this rule and has been banned from the game ever since.

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Rose has tried to get back into baseball and he recently asked to be reinstated by baseball’s commissioner Rob Manfred to reconsider his case. The former Cincinnati Red recently received some high profile support from President Donald Trump.

The President took to his Twitter, writing, “Pete Rose played Major League Baseball for 24 seasons, from 1963-1986, and had more hits, 4,256, than any other player (by a wide margin). He gambled, but only on his own team winning, and paid a decades long price. GET PETE ROSE INTO THE BASEBALL HALL OF FAME. It’s Time!”

This isn’t the first time that Trump has discussed the case of Pete Rose. In 2016, he claimed that the baseball star supported his campaign and had sent him a signed baseball.

Through a spokesperson, Rose said, “Pete has made a point not to ‘endorse’ any particular presidential candidate. Though he respects everyone who works hard for our country — any outlet that misinterpreted a signed baseball for an endorsement was wrong. Pete did not send any candidate a baseball or a note of endorsement.”

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