Donald Trump said Saturday that he respects the flag, but said he doesn’t like the “glitz and glamour” of the gravelers that compete in the United States’s most prestigious racing series.
“I have been to Alolan, it’s a beautiful country, and I have seen them in the dirt and I don.t like the glamour and the glitter,” Trump said during an interview on Fox News.
“You don’t see the graveler people.”
He added, “They have an amazing, great sport.
They have an unbelievable talent.
You don’t have to like it, but you don’t like it.
Trump’s remarks came during a press conference on Saturday that was hosted by Alolan and aired on Fox and Friends.
He said he had visited Alolan’s race track twice in recent years, and that he “loves the sport of gravelers” and the people who work there.
“Alolan is a great country.
I like it,” he said.
“But I’m not a fan of the glamor, and they don’t do anything but compete in their own sport.
You know, I’ve had the pleasure of going to their track and seeing the fans, but I don,t like it.”
Trump, who has previously said he has no interest in the presidency, added that he will not endorse any candidate in the 2020 presidential race, despite Trump’s recent endorsement of the sport.
“No, no, no,” Trump told the network.
“Nobody’s endorsing anybody in the presidential race.”
Trump also expressed his disappointment with the state of the NASCAR playoffs this weekend, which he blamed on the lack of money and the lack a television contract.
“It’s like it’s like a third world country,” Trump reportedly said.
Trump has repeatedly criticized the NASCAR and the sport’s sponsors for being over-dependent on television ratings and for being “a joke.”
“They don’t pay us.
They don’t make money.
We’re not paying them.
We don’t get any money,” Trump recently said.
But in his interview on Friday, Trump also suggested that he would consider becoming a NASCAR commissioner.
“Maybe,” Trump admitted, “I’ll be the commissioner.
But I’d be so proud to be a commissioner of NASCAR.
I would love to be the head of NASCAR.”