George Foreman and Evander Holyfield press conference

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Two-time world heavyweight champion George Foreman doesn’t plan on sitting during the National Anthem any time soon.

The former boxer told the  “Offended America” podcast that he disagrees with Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Durant‘s lack of patriotism, but praised President Donald Trump‘s success in business.

“(Kaepernick and Durant) haven’t been brought up with people who were patriotic to even point them in the right direction. Some of them are trying to make a point, it’s like look at me, I’m trying to say something. You gotta respect that, too,” he said.

To him, it’s a cry for attention.

“’I got all this money, but nobody knows me,’” he said, speaking as if he were a protesting athlete, “‘so let me say something like Muhammad Ali and maybe I’ll be different.’ That’s all that is.”

When asked about Durant’s refusal to visit the White House in recognition of the Golden State Warriors 2017 championship, Foreman went off about how he was too ignorant and turned down a chance to visit Richard Nixon because he was defunding Job Corps.

The conversation moved to Trump, who Foreman declared is,  “a good president.” He praised POTUS for getting him out of bankruptcy by putting his 1992 fight against Evander Holyfield on pay-per-view.

“I was broke, too. Bankrupt. Put me back, he was part of writing those checks, so I could be on the wealthy side again. So I’ll always be grateful to the entrepreneur Donald Trump,” he said. “And now President Donald Trump.”

Earlier in 2017, the former boxer offered up some advice for Trump when it comes to his naysayers, “In something like this, you just have to fight. You can’t even worry about the audience,” Foreman said in an interview with The Sporting News. “When you’re in the ring you don’t listen to anything, you must step forward and fight. Fight!”

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