Ditka went on WABC’s The Bernie & Sid Show on Thursday and told the hosts that “Obama’s the worst president we’ve ever had.”
“Barack Obama’s a fine man,” Ditka said of the former Illinois State Senator. “I mean, he’s pleasant. He would be great to play golf with. He’s not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It needs somebody that steps up front. We need somebody like Ronald Reagan. Every once in a while you’re gonna get punched in the chops but you keep going forward. That’s all there is to it.”
In case you’re wondering which present candidate Ditka supports, it’s Donald Trump.
“The people that hate him, hate him, but people like him because he says things that resonate with what they think,” Ditka said on WABC Thursday. “If I were to vote tomorrow, I’d probably vote for Trump.”
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Ditka said in 2013 that not running against Obama in the 2004 Illinois Senate race was the “biggest mistake I’ve ever made.”
“I admit I was a little worried,” Obama told Ditka during the ’85 Bears’s 2011 White House visit. “I glad you didn’t run because I have to say I would have been terrible on ESPN.”
Ditka isn’t the only member of the ’85 Bears who isn’t a fan of Obama. Former defensive tackle Dan Hampton did not attend the 2011 White House ceremony celebrating the 1985 Bears, saying “I’m not a fan of the guy in the White House.”
Even though being president of the United States requires thick skin, having members of your favorite team speak out against you has to hurt.