Hall of Famer Reggie Jackson joined the crowd of former Yankees offering opinions about Donald Trump on Wednesday. Paul O’Neill [link] and Johnny Damon [link] expressed their support of Trump’s candidacy for President. Jackson, while a friend of Trump’s, is not a fan of how the business mogul has campaigned.
Via the New York Daily News, Jackson spoke about Trump’s plan to build a wall between the United States and Mexico:
“We need to control it and we need to do something about it, but we can’t do it like that,” Jackson told the Daily News Wednesday. “We need to be concerned about more jobs here and people coming in here that we don’t really want, but if it’s not for the Latin American community, we don’t have any cooks in our Italian restaurants. We don’t have any cooks at the steakhouses.
“We don’t have anyone to do that kind of work, so be careful. If you want to go have a good meal tonight at Napoli or wherever the Italian restaurant is, it’s not Vito – it’s Manny. So be careful.”
Jackson was otherwise very complimentary of Trump, saying, “I think he’s got a big heart.” But he wishes Trump would be more inclusive, making his campaign about “we”.
Who does Jackson support? Ohio governor John Kasich. He added, though, “I’m neither Democrat nor Republican.”