It is an election season, which means people have strong opinions about politics. It is not a huge secret that George Brett is a Republican, and he decided to use last night's appearance on the Royals telecast to make his endorsement for the presumptive Republican nominee, Donald Trump.
Ryan Lefebvre tries to make a joke about how since there is no "broadcast experience" to auction this year, he and Rex Hudler would throw their support to the "George Brett batting clinic" to be auctioned, much like a defeated Presidential candidate throws their support to a favored candidate. George Brett took that opening to reveal his Presidential preference for this November.
George Brett's Trump comments from last night's telecast. pic.twitter.com/TNzUOhok9q— Royals Review (@royalsreview) May 18, 2016
Brett says that a lot of his friends are hoping the Republican Party puts Trump over the top, adding himself included. Nervous laughter from Ryan Lefebvre followed. Hey, its your fault Ryan for even skirting around the topic of politics.
People had opinions about Brett's endorsement.
Did George Brett endorse Trump? Can I spend a night with the kids without a local legend supporting a guy who'd ban Muslims?!— Jeff Rosen (@jeff_rosen88) May 18, 2016
The good news: The Royals went ahead. The bad news: George Brett just endorsed Donald Trump on the air.— Chris Riffer (@Rifferman) May 18, 2016
Hall of Famer George Brett is a Trump supporter. Nice— Jarrod Brooks (@jjbrooksy) May 18, 2016
Others weren't so sure George was endorsing Trump.
Twitter seems to be confused on whether George Brett hates Trump or just endorsed him. Can we call up NY and get a review on this? #Royals— MK (@HEYitsMK) May 18, 2016
By the looks of Twitter, no one knows whether George Brett likes or dislikes Donald Trump -- and I'd rather not know the truth. #Royals— Kelly Stroda (@kstroda) May 18, 2016
GEORGE BRETT HATES DONALD TRUMP AND MY LIFE IS COMPLETE— Notorious GAT™ (@sprotsGAT) May 18, 2016
ZING!!!— Eric Clarkson (@Eric_Clarkson) May 18, 2016
George Brett with the Trump Dump!
George Brett didn't endorse Trump, he said he wishes the GOP would punch Donald Trump like he punched Graig Nettles.— Jeremy Scheuch (@jeremyscheuch) May 18, 2016
Maybe George is just angling to get on Donald's short list for Vice President?