The Boston Globe – Add matchmaker to Donald Trump’s list of successful endeavors.
Trump introduced model/actress Lindsay Clubine to Red Sox pitcher Clay Buchholz.
‘It was 2008 in Anaheim,’ Buchholz recalled. ‘¦ ‘It was ‘Affliction: Banned’ fighting, and [Trump] owned the whole circuit. My wife knew him prior, from ‘Deal or No Deal’ when he came on the show as a celebrity banker.
‘She was helping him host this event in Anaheim. So when we all walked in, he was there, and he saw us and he introduced Lindsey to me.’ ‘¦
Asked if he supported Trump for president, Buchholz gave an enthusiastic, ‘Absolutely!’
‘He says what a lot of people think and don’t say,’ Buchholz said. ‘I like that part of him.
‘I’m not really into politics, but I’m watching a lot more now. He’s been awesome to me. ‘¦ I always found him to be a good-hearted person.’
They say politics makes strange bedfellows, and here’s further proof they’re right.
Donald Trump is hated by the entire left half of the political spectrum, conservatives, Republicans, Democrats, MSNBC and Fox News. Even my own pope, who rips The Donald for wanting to build a wall, then goes home behind The Great Wall of Vatican City, a sovereign nation no one can enter without a passport and a pat frisk from the heavily-armed Swiss Guard. But he’s beloved by a plurality of the voting public, Tom Brady and now, Clay Buchholz.
And can you blame Buchholz? When a billionaire takes you under his wing, brings you into the innermost parts of his inner circle and hooks you up with an absolute dime like Lindsay Clubine, the least you can do is support his candidacy. If I was single and some casual acquaintance went to bat for me with a game show hostess, you can be damn certain I’d want to give him the White House, Air Force One, the nuclear football and all the inside secrets of the aliens in Area 51. I’d feel I owe it to him.
So now I guess we just wait for the inevitable backlash against Buchholz. For the sanctimonious talk show hosts and self-righteous columnists to tear him apart, say how much respect they’ve lost for him and demand he explain every utterance Trump makes and every position he takes. After all, that’s what they did with Brady. Because to some people, loyalty only works if you’re being loyal to someone acceptable to them.
All I know is the more New England athletes talk about Trump, the more I like him. Bedfellows are a lot less strange when the fellow in question gets you into bed with the wife of your dreams.