Iron Mike is no longer in Obamacare’s corner.
Mike Tyson, the mercurial former heavyweight boxing champion of the world, told CNN’s Piers Morgan that the rollout of the health care law “just went really horrible.”
Mr. Tyson, who last year said the White House’s efforts on health care “give the people in that desperational need, that hope,” isn’t opposed to the law’s goal of expanding coverage to millions of uninsured Americans, but said “as of now it doesn’t seem they can get it. I was for it a hundred percent, but we just have to come to the reality that it didn’t work.”
Mr. Tyson said that Mr. Obama’s now-debunked assurances that people could keep their policies under the law might diminish his status as the president in his mind, but that he’s still a positive example for young black Americans.
“I don’t know what it takes to become a president,” he said in the interview that aired this week. “I don’t know how many butts — or how much you got to be a brown-noser to be a president, you know, but just from his symbol of looking at him, a black man in America being the president, the most powerful man in the world, it’s very positive for young black kids like my son.”