President Donald Trump was harshly criticized for attempting to rehabilitate the reputation of disgraced former baseball player and manager Pete Rose.
“He gambled, but only on his own team winning, and paid a decades-long price,” Trump posted to Twitter.
“Get Pete Rose into the Baseball Hall of Fame,” the leader of the free world demanded. “It’s time!”
Here is some of what people were saying about Trump's efforts to end Rose's permanent ineligibility.
@realDonaldTrump Pete Rose should have gambled at one of your casinos instead. They are the only casinos in history… https://t.co/XiJFNobOsh— Mrs. Betty Bowers (@Mrs. Betty Bowers)1581196333.0
@realDonaldTrump He cheated. He’s a grifter. He violated both written and unwritten rules. He pissed all over Ameri… https://t.co/LcfKtzxa6k— No More Years (@No More Years)1581200459.0
@realDonaldTrump One Asterisk supporting another.— Jason😷 (@Jason😷)1581198389.0
@realDonaldTrump Grifters union is strong— Joe Lockhart (@Joe Lockhart)1581200544.0
@realDonaldTrump Cheaters stick up for each other. Pete Rose bet on baseball. Cheating ruins baseball. Trump-brand… https://t.co/MKt73CSPLD— Nancy Levine (@Nancy Levine)1581199875.0
@realDonaldTrump Pete Rose may eventually get into the Hall of Fame, but not because of any appeal made by an impea… https://t.co/C8yj3vqB7d— BrooklynDad_Defiant! (@BrooklynDad_Defiant!)1581197822.0
@realDonaldTrump You just love supporting people who cheat. Who break the rules. Who violate the law. Because you'r… https://t.co/UQenCDQakc— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy)1581200277.0
@realDonaldTrump He only gambled on his own team is like saying 'He only robbed banks in his hometown.'— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger)1581197174.0
@realDonaldTrump Gambling is a taboo on baseball. Maybe you endorse corruption, but I don’t.— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@Dr. Jeffrey Guterman)1581196192.0
@realDonaldTrump Kenesaw Mountain Landis, people. google him, I can't do everything for you— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich)1581196317.0
@realDonaldTrump I bet your next tweet will be about how Bill Cosby only helped a few women take a nap.— Lisa (@Lisa)1581200784.0
Grabber...Forget the illegal betting. In April 1990, Rose pleaded guilty for filing false income tax returns. Sen… https://t.co/4VZ2uX32QK— Julie Pillay (@Julie Pillay)1581201317.0
Gambling used to be pervasive in @MLB. Joe Jackson, one of the greatest hitters in baseball history, is banned from… https://t.co/3KNtib6nNL— Dr. Jeffrey Guterman (@Dr. Jeffrey Guterman)1581200197.0
And Shoeless Joe, GET THE GUY SOME SHOES. https://t.co/G5bAk1grMl— J. Elvis Weinstein (@J. Elvis Weinstein)1581200255.0
From war criminals to crooked sheriffs to scandal plagued athletes, Trump has clear admiration for powerful people… https://t.co/B0cz9fAeJy— Brad Reed (@Brad Reed)1581198124.0