Australian conservative author Nick Adams boldly claimed on Twitter that former Republican President Donald Trump was the "greatest baseball player in New York during his time in high school."
According to Adams, the only reason Trump didn't become a MLB player was because "God was calling elsewhere."
He further clarified Trump was not the best player in just New York City, but in the whole state of New York. Adams added the only reason Trump didn't follow in Babe Ruth's footsteps was so he could go on to become the "richest man to ever live" instead.
You can see Adams tweets here:
\u201cPresident Trump was considered the greatest baseball player in New York during his time in High School.\n\nThe Red Sox and Phillies were both desperate to land Trump but he had other plans in real estate.\n\nA Hall of Fame career that never was because God was calling elsewhere.\u201d— Nick Adams (@Nick Adams) 1663996520
\u201cDonald J Trump wasn\u2019t just good at baseball, he was the very best in the entire state of New York and would have been the 1st pick of the MLB Draft.\n\nInstead of becoming a Hall of Famer like Babe Ruth, Trump embarked on a career to be one of the richest men to ever live.\u201d— Nick Adams (@Nick Adams) 1664074087
A few people pointed out a striking resemblance between some authoritarian countries' propaganda and what Adams was posting.
\u201c@Dugaru This nonsense was debunked ages ago using actual box scores from some of his high-school games. Babe Trump couldn't hit.\u201d— Doug Garrou (@Doug Garrou) 1664192880
\u201c@NickAdamsinUSA Mythological ideology is typical of cults. Here are 10 North Koream myths including: "Kim Jong-un was a gifted sailor as a youth - who also learned to drive at age 3. Kim is also a celebrated musical composer and artist, who is celebrated around the world" https://t.co/baE3VFa6iY\u201d— Nick Adams (@Nick Adams) 1663996520
\u201cReplace Donald J Trump with Kim Jong-un and it seems less like the USA is on course for turning into a dystopian YA novel.\u201d— Lefty with a twist (@Lefty with a twist) 1664157556
\u201c@stucam7771 @NickAdamsinUSA The first time he played. He then gave it up because he found it too easy and boring. Being a demi-god can have it\u2019s drawbacks\u2026\u201d— Nick Adams (@Nick Adams) 1664074087
People are roasting both Adams and Trump in the comments.
\u201c@NickAdamsinUSA You do know this is utterly untrue? That he was a mediocrity in a mediocre military school, right? That he was worse at baseball even than you are at Twitter?\u201d— Nick Adams (@Nick Adams) 1663996520
\u201c@NickAdamsinUSA Wow amazing....bone spurs kept him from being a Hall of Fame player as well as drafted in the war.\u201d— Nick Adams (@Nick Adams) 1663996520
\u201c@NickAdamsinUSA It's amazing how the greatest baseball player in New York during his time in High School could suddenly develop bone spurs when it was time to be drafted. How convenient.\u201d— Nick Adams (@Nick Adams) 1663996520
\u201c@NickAdamsinUSA He was called by the lord to a life of real estate fraud? Weird.\u201d— Nick Adams (@Nick Adams) 1663996520
\u201c@MalteseAnna @NickAdamsinUSA Why did "God" need another slumlord in the 1980s?\u201d— Nick Adams (@Nick Adams) 1663996520
This is far from the first time Adams pushed the narrative Trump is somehow superior to everyone else.
Adams' book Trump and Churchill: Defenders of Western Civilization received a healthy dose of criticism since it was released in 2020.
On Goodreads, it has a rating of only 2.61 stars and a plethora of scathing reviews such as this one:
"I believe that to place Donald Trump in a category as elevated as Winston Churchill is a great insult to the British Prime-minister."
"I am still unable to comprehend Nick's thoughts in comparing the two leaders as Trump has proven to lean in an almost authoritarian direction whereas Churchill had fought against the Hitler Regime and USSR."
"This book represents contradiction in its most blatant form."