Numerous skilled athletes and different sports activities figures have expressed help and disdain for President Trump earlier than and after the 2016 presidential election. Arziona Cardinals rookie quarterback Josh Rosen, for instance, has been firmly on the anti-Trump facet — not less than throughout his faculty days.
Nicely, Arizona Diamondbacks pitcher Clay Buchholz occurs to be a Trump supporter and even considers the president a buddy — and for those who learn his interview with USA Immediately, it is easy to grasp why.
As destiny would have it, Buchholz met his spouse due to Trump, who launched the pair at a celebration following a UFC battle in California a decade in the past. Buchholz, who was a member of the Boston Pink Sox on the time, was launched by Trump to Lindsay Clubine, a former mannequin on the sport present “Deal or no Deal.”
The couple acquired married at Trump Nationwide Golf Membership in California in 2009, and so they now have three youngsters — two daughters and a son.
“He’ll at all times be buddy. I’m in a position to inform my children that the President of the US launched their mother and pa,” Buchholz informed Nightengale.
Buchholz has skilled a little bit of a profession resurgence throughout his brief time in Arizona. The 33-year-old righthander was a two-time All-Star Recreation choice with the Pink Sox and received two World Collection titles in Boston. However he struggled in 2016 and was traded to the Phillies after the season, and an harm compelled him to overlook almost all of 2017. He signed with the D-backs in early Could and has allowed two or fewer runs in 4 of his first 5 begins with the group.
As to his views on Trump from a political standpoint? “I don’t get into politics, and steer clear of the social media, however I’ll say that every little thing he mentioned he was going to do for this nation, he’s carried out,” Buchholz mentioned. “I stand by him.”
Buchholz is scheduled to make his subsequent begin for the D-backs on Father’s Day vs. the New York Mets at Chase Discipline.