As many of you know, the world of sports is an absolute ghost town, so in order to keep fans thirsting for something, I guess they are now brushing away the tumbleweeds by reporting on stuff like this? According to Sports Illustrated (not a line I thought I’d be typing today), Donald Trump has been asking former Yankees (I think that’s baseball) player Alex Rodriguez for advice about the deadly coronavirus. You read that correctly.
Yes, when it comes to sourcing tips on what to do about a global pandemic, Trump’s apparently making calls to J.Lo’s fiancée. Seriously, is anybody fucking home? ABC’s CeFaan Kim shared the news in a random and somewhat baffling tweet. No word on what the actual conversation consisted of, but it seems that the discussion was pleasant. Sweet, right?
Multiple sources tell @ABC Pres. Trump turned to former Yankee Alex Rodriguez for advice this week. A source close to Rodriguez described the call as “pleasant” adding that Trump was seeking thoughts from ARod about the coronavirus response.
— CeFaan Kim (@CeFaanKim) March 28, 2020
I guess we really shouldn’t be surprised. This current administration is a veritable who’s who of WTF? And with Kim Kardashian leading the charge on prison reform, it’s no surprise that the world is heading in its current direction.
When it comes to the coronavirus, celebrities have basically been out there saving the world themselves––from Christian Siriano’s medical masks to Rihanna’s donation of personal protective equipment to New York state first-responders. And let’s not forget about all the famous rich people who so bravely got on camera (some sans fards) and belted out “Imagine”. But asking A-Rod for advice on this? I mean, he doesn’t look like he’s got the answer to…anything, including where he last parked his Ferrari. Actually, A-Rod has a permanent look of bewilderment and DGAF on his face––the kind of look you instinctively make when you’re watching something heat up in the microwave.
And! What makes this story even messier is that Trump used to hate A-Rod. In 2013, he called him a “fraud” who didn’t “deserve to wear the pinstripes”. He also went deeper, blasting him to Entertainment Tonight, saying:
“A-Rod’s a bad guy…I’ve known him over the years, he’s lived in my buildings. Not a good guy. Now, Derek Jeter’s lived in my buildings, everyone’s loved him. They don’t love A-Rod.”
But, just like the way the wind blows his cotton candied hair plugs, Trump seems to have changed direction.
Some people are saying that the move makes sense because recently, immunologist Dr. Anthony Fauci (that guy who spoke for all of America by giving an open-face-palm sandwich at a press conference when Trump tried to make a COVID-19 briefing all about him) took part in a much-hyped Instagram Live chat with NBA star Steph Curry (OMG I’m STILL talking about sports). So if respected medical professionals can shoot proverbial hoops with sportsmen, why can’t Trump?
In summary, we’re doomed.