Former Bronx Bombers outfielder Johnny Damon joined ex-Yank Paul O’Neill on Team Trump Wednesday, lauding the candidate’s border wall and harsh anti-immigration policies.
“Building a wall is going to be tough to do, and there would have to be beefing up of patrols,” said Damon, 42, who played four years in pinstripes after a stint with the Boston Red Sox on a team nicknamed “The Idiots.”
“Everyone is calling him a racist. He just wants people to come into this country legally and fill out the proper paperwork. That’s how I’m viewing it,” said Damon, who lives in Florida.
“I want (Trump) for president,” Damon told the Daily News Wednesday. “I’m a Trump fan ever since I met him seven or eight years ago. Everything he does, he does first-class — his hotels, his businesses, his golf courses. The issues all the other politicians failed to discuss, (Trump) is bringing us up to speed.”
The former major leaguer cited the terrorist attacks in Paris and San Bernardino, Calif., last year as reasons why Trump is taking such a bellicose stance.
“That’s what he wants to watch out for,” Damon said of Trump. “He wants everyone documented and in this country legally.