Republican nominee for president Donald Trump didn’t draw the support of the Ricketts family, a major GOP donor and owners of the Chicago Cubs, during the primary campaign.
He didn’t seem pleased with it, either, and decided to blast the Ricketts on Twitter back in February.
Trump was asked about these comments when he met with the Washington Post editorial board in March. In his response, he criticized the Ricketts’ ownership of the Cubs, which began in 2009.
“Well, it means that I’ll start spending on them. I’ll start taking ads telling them all what a rotten job they’re doing with the Chicago Cubs,” Trump said.
“I mean, they are spending on me. I mean, so am I allowed to say that? I’ll start doing ads about their baseball team. That it’s not properly run or that they haven’t done a good job in the brokerage business lately.”
The Ricketts actually have done a pretty good job running the Cubs.
They won their first World Series title in 108 years with a Game 7 win over the Cleveland Indians on Wednesday night. This team has a young core of talented players that should give it the ability to compete for more championships well into the future. The Ricketts also have given the front office lots of financial resources to sign star free agents.
Looks like Trump got this one wrong.
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