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Former professional baseball star & Yankees player Johnny Damon just stood up for Trump in the backlash the president has received over calling out Rep. Elijah Cummings and criticizing the conditions of his district of Baltimore.
Damon chimed in to share his thoughts on Baltimore and stated that while he enjoyed visiting the city earlier on in his career, the glory of Baltimore is gone and towards the end of his baseball days, he and his fellow teammates were even scared to travel to the city for games!
“He’s not wrong,” Damon said of Trump, before adding,
“Baltimore was one of the best places to visit when I broke into the league in ’95. And, at the end, we didn’t really, like, enjoy going back. Towards the end, it started getting a little scarier.”
Take a look at news of what Damon had to say that is trending on Twitter:
Here's the footage of Damon's comments for you to watch for yourself:
TMZ has more details on Damon's defense of President Trump's Baltimore comments:
Of course, Trump has found himself in hot water this week for comments he made about the Maryland city -- ones in which he called Baltimore a "rodent-infested mess."
Damon says he thinks Trump's choices of words were a little harsh ... but he tells TMZ Sports he agrees with 45 -- saying back when he played in the MLB, he didn't love hitting the road there.
"He's not wrong," Damon says ... "Baltimore was one of the best places to visit when I broke into the league in '95. And, at the end, we didn't really, like, enjoy going back."
Damon -- who's been an outspoken Trump supporter for years -- added, "Towards the end, it started getting a little scarier."
Johnny says Trump's comments will actually HELP the city .. telling us he thinks the criticism should lead to a change in the area.
"I think Baltimore is a great town, and this is raising awareness and hopefully they can go in and spend the hard tax-paying dollars to actually make a difference."
NJ also had the following to say:
Now following Trump’s recent comments about Baltimore, Damon came to the defense of the president again.
After Trump tweeted about Baltimore, where he called the city “a disgusting, rat and rodent infested mess” and a “dangerous place," the retired MLB player agreed with Trump’s assessment, according to a report from TMZ.
“He’s not wrong,” Damon said in the report. “Baltimore was one of the best places to visit when I broke into the league in ’95. And, at the end, we didn’t really, like, enjoy going back.