Former Heavyweight champion Mike Tyson says getting older has made him more conservative. The Trump campaign has to be loving this.
“It’s common sense,” Tyson said about his shift in political preferences.
Tyson said that his new right lean has angered some of his friends.
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“My family gets mad, my friends get mad when we talk politics,” Tyson said in an interview.
“When I was younger, I was all-out liberal. But as I get older, and I look at my children, and I see what’s out there in the world, I get a little conservative. … It’s common sense, looking at the world we have now. You want safety,” Tyson added.
However, while Tyson is clear about his increasingly conservative views, he hesitates to voice support for specific GOP politicians, and that became evident when interviewer Greta Van Susteren asked him for his thoughts on Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
“I can’t talk names … the last time I tried to talk politics, Wow, did they give me a beating,” Tyson said. “I stay away from politics and religion. They stole my freedom of speech.”
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