In a recent interview, boxing star Mike Tyson addressed why his political beliefs have steadily gone to the right.
During the interview with the conservative publication Newsmax, Tyson acknowledged early reluctance to reveal his political beliefs.
“Listen if I start talking politics, my friends are not going to like me,” Tyson said. “Hey, let’s just not do that, okay? Let’s just not do that.
“My family gets mad, my friends get mad when we talk politics.”
However, after some prodding from anchor Greta Van Susteren, Tyson chose to reveal some of his opinions.
“Now listen, when I was younger, I was all-out liberal,” Tyson said. “But as I get older and I look at my children and I see what’s out in the world, I get a little conservative.”
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Perhaps even more startling than Tyson’s announcement that he was turning more conservative was his justification for doing so.
“It’s common sense, looking at the world at the stage it’s in right now,” Tyson said. “You want safety.”
Van Susteren addressed Tyson’s relocation to Florida, where two of the most prominent conservatives reside: Governor Ron DeSantis and former President Donald Trump. Tyson refrained from commenting on any of these politicians.
“Hey listen, I can’t name…
I can’t talk about no politicians,” Tyson said. “It’s just last time I put my hat in the arena and gave my opinion, wow, did they give me a beating.”
More on this story via The Western Journal:
While Van Susteren suggested not many people could “give Mike Tyson a beating,” he said the press was a powerful entity.
“I’m gonna stay away from politics and religion,” Tyson said. “They stole my freedom of speech.” CONTINUE READING…