President Donald Trump spoke with a not likely resource today as he looked for advice on how to react to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Alex Rodriguez.
ABC News reported Friday night that Trump spoke by phone with the former MLB slugger from the Oval Office and asked for concepts on handling the emergency situation. Rodriguez, a source informed the network, will not belong to any official effort to combat the pandemic. Neither will his bride-to-be, singer/actress Jennifer Lopez.
The source likewise stated the call was “pleasant,” which is a surprise to lots of people who keep in mind how Trump consistently ripped Rodriguez on Twitter as the former Yankees infielder had a hard time in the 2012 AL playoffs and after that got knotted in the Biogenesis scandal. Here’s a convenient guide, thanks to Rodger Sherman at The Ringer:
Rodriguez confessed his PED usage after serving a 162-game suspension, the longest in MLB history, through the 2014 season. He had formerly confessed to utilizing PEDs with the Rangers in 2003.
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In 2015, Rodriguez stated he had just himself to blame if he isn’t elected to the Baseball Hall of Popularity. He will be on the tally for the first time in 2021.
A-Rod’s history with steroids formed Trump’s social media posts. Now, as president, Trump seems looking past that history.