WWE Hall of Famer Mick Foley says he didn’t intend to get too political ahead of November’s election, in which President Donald Trump is facing off against former Vice President Joe Biden. That changed on Wednesday amid revelations that Trump knew how dangerous the coronavirus was, yet lied to the public about it earlier this year and repeatedly downplayed the threat.
“There is simply TOO MUCH to lose to stay quiet,” Foley wrote on Twitter.
He then shared a tweet with audio of Trump’s confession along with a question for the president’s supporters:
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 9, 2020
Foley, who has wrestled under the names Cactus Jack and Mankind, among others, added:
I did not intend to get THIS involved in the 2020 election…but there is simply TOO MUCH to lose to stay quietIf he loses these states – #ARIZONA #GEORGIA #TEXAS #NorthCarolina – this President is through.Please donate now: https://t.co/mfEpeZP9Xxhttps://t.co/bt7mVAoFrx
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) September 10, 2020
He later thanked those who responded.
Foley was inducted into the WWE Hall of Fame in 2013, the same year Trump was given the honor. Last summer, Foley posted a video to Trump urging him to speed up coronavirus testing programs:
— Mick Foley (@RealMickFoley) July 20, 2020
Over the weekend, Foley called out people who refuse to wear a mask:
WEARING A MASK = an easy, effective way of showing you care about others.NOT WEARING A MASK = a simple, effective way of showing you don't give a single, solitary F about anyone but yourself.GIVE AN F. WEAR A MASK! pic.twitter.com/8gArcfybrM
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