Former New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter says being Donald Trump’s running mate would be too much work for him to handle in retirement.
Asked in Cuba about talk he could be Trump’s running mate, Jeter
smiled and said, “That sounds like too much work.” pic.twitter.com/dvBzOLlzLC
— Maureen Dowd (@NYTimesDowd) March 27, 2016
Jeter supported Obama in the past but like many athletes from the post-Michael Jordan generation, Jeter has never really gotten involved with politics. His answer obviously was one that didn’t offend anybody. However, it’s unlikely that Jeter went from a Barack Obama Democrat to a Donald Trump Republican in just a few short years.
Jeter has expressed interest in owning a MLB team in the past and brought it up again during his Cuba trip.
Jeter also joined Obama in Cuba at a baseball game.
President Obama joined Derek Jeter Rachel Robinson in Havana to watch a Rays vs. Cuba exhibition game.https://t.co/Ys5DyS3lDI
— FOX Sports (@FOXSports) March 22, 2016
It seems like they are still cool.
— MLB (@MLB) March 22, 2016
Twitter had fun with the news Jeter was asked to take up the position.
Well better Derek Jeter as a VP candidate than…Secretary of DEFENSE (drops mic)
— Keith Olbermann (@KeithOlbermann) March 27, 2016