Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was in West Chester Township in Ohio on Sunday, two days ahead of the primary. He held a town hall and spoke on a wide array of topics, including one of particular relevance here.
Given the circumstances, it’s tough to tell if Trump was just playing to the Ohio crowd or if he genuinely believes in Rose’s Hall of Fame case. Rose, of course, was banned after admitting to betting on baseball. Rose maintains that he never bet on his team to lose.
Rose appealed his permanent ban, but commissioner Rob Manfred decided not to reinstate him in December.