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Boxing Promoter Don King Endorses Trump For President

•, by Tom Ozimek

The 92-year-old made the remarks on May 8 on the sidelines of an event after being asked if he has a message for President Trump, who's facing a bevy of court cases that threaten to derail his presidential campaign.

"Get reelected," Mr. King said. "And we must reelect him to save ourselves. You know, a vote for Trump is a vote for yourself. Because we've got to fight the system of lies and the creation of wrong being right and right being wrong. That's got to be eliminated."

He called President Trump "the only man who's got the intestinal fortitude to be able to stand up and fight the system like it should be fought,"

Mr. King said the former president "underestimated the power of this strong system of corruption and hypocrisy."

While Mr. King didn't elaborate on the "system of corruption and hypocrisy" that he had in mind, it could be a reference to the numerous legal battles that the former president is fighting that he and his supporters argue are thinly veiled attempts to use lawfare to derail his comeback bid.

"I want to say to him, let's [save] America, let's save ourselves, and then we can help others to be safe," Mr. King added.

President Trump shared the video on his social media platform, Truth Social, thanking Mr. King for his endorsement and message of encouragement.

'He'd Be Muhammad Ali'

Mr. King's sympathies for the former president are well-established, with the boxing promoter being one of few celebrities who endorsed then-candidate Trump in the 2016 election.

Introducing then-candidate Trump at a church event in Ohio in 2016, Mr. King called him "courageous and brave" and said he believed the future president would fix the "corrupt" and "rigged" system and bring the country "back to inclusiveness."