Oscar De La Hoya Considering Presidential Run Against Donald Trump
The former boxing champ may toss his hat in the ring in 2020.
He’s taken on Sugar Shane Mosley, Floyd Mayweather Jr., and Manny Pacquiao in the ring, but now Oscar De La Hoya is considering battling a new foe outside of it – President Donald Trump.
De La Hoya, who’s never been shy about taking jabs at the boxing fan-turned-president, said he’s seriously considering running for president in 2020.
“It’s real … that’s the beauty of our nation,” De La Hoya told reporters on Tuesday. “If Arnold [Schwarzenegger] can be governor, if Trump can be president, then why can’t a Mexican American who won an Olympic gold medal, who’s over 35 and a U.S. citizen run for president?”
De La Hoya, 45, would run as a Democrat, theoretically one with an honest golf game.
In 2016, De La Hoya accused Trump of cheating in a 2014 round of golf and questioned how a person who would the break rules in golf could run the country.
Trump denied the charge and accused De La Hoya of using the story to draw attention to a boxing match he was promoting at the time.
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