Despite acknowledging Trump's "crude" comments, Tyson says he would vote for the businessman

By Naja Rayne
October 27, 2015 01:20 AM
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Didn’t see that one coming.

Former boxer Mike Tyson endorsed Donald Trump as the next president of the United States during a sit down with the HuffPost Live.

“He should be president of the United States,” Tyson said. “Let’s try something new. Let’s run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can do the job, gets the job. ”

Tyson also seemed to be a critic of democratic candidates, Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders. When asked between the two, who he would support, the 49-year-old quickly shooed away either option, reiterating his endorsement for Trump.

“I like Trump,” he answered.

While he is arguably one of the most controversial candidates on the 2016 campaign trail, Tyson said he doesn’t believe that Trump feels negatively about Latinos – an issue that continuously lands the presidential hopeful in hot water and headlines.

Tyson admitted the comments were “crude,” but clarified that he doesn’t think Trump “thinks of Latinos in that way.”

“I don’t think he thinks of Latinos in that way. I really don’t believe that,” Tyson said. “He’s a businessman. He’s just saying what the people want and the people want to hear that. If you believe that he believes that, you have to believe that most of the country believes that because they’re voting for him.

“I don’t believe 90 percent of the country believe Latinos that were born here and their parents are illegal got to go. It hasn’t happened yet.”