How Does Mike Tyson Really Feel About Donald Trump?

The former professional boxer comments on the reported hatred Trump faces as the GOP frontrunner.

By Kelley Forrester - 'Larry King Now'

The former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, Mike Tyson, identifies with the Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.

Now that Trump is in the limelight, Tyson feels that Trump has a better understanding of what it's like to live under public scrutiny. 

Tyson told The New York Post, "Now he knows what it's like when everybody is out to get you. He's probably never known that to this extent. All those people he sat down with and gave him [things], now those people are saying, 'We've got to get rid of him at all costs.'"

"I think it's a pretty awesome thing that he's doing so well. People are combining together to make sure he doesn't win. He's probably telling himself, 'They hate me more than they hate [President Barack] Obama.' You know it's crazy when people who fought so hard to get rid of Obama would now rather keep him because they hate Trump more than they hate him."

Tyson did not reveal which presidential candidate he plans to vote for, but he did express how he felt about the campaign. "There's so much hate in this country. I don't care what color you are. You're just born with that hate in us."

Tyson has shown his support for Trump since the end of last year. Back in October he said, "Let's run America like a business, where no colors matter. Whoever can do the job, gets the job."

Although Trump has proposed a ban on Muslims entering the U.S., Tyson - a Muslim himself - did not abandon him. He told TMZ, "He's still ahead in the polls and he deserves a chance. If they don't like him, they shouldn't vote for him. Anybody that was ever president of the United States offended some group of people or some groups of people were offended."

Mike Tyson and Evander Holyfield sat down with Larry King and discussed the fight that made them both famous. 

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