‘Nonsense’: Chafee Calls Out Trump For Secretariat Comments

by | 08.23.2015 | 10:22am
Both Trump and Secretariat have been featured on the cover of TIME

Presidential candidate Donald Trump has taken on things like illegal immigration, the Obama administration, and Fox News, and he isn't stopping there. The businessman recently called out legendary racehorse Secretariat, saying the Triple Crown winner “wasn't one of the best.”

Among those to leap to Secretariat's defense was Democratic presidential candidate Lincoln Chafee, former governor of Rhode Island who served as a farrier on harness tracks for seven years.

“This statement is another splash of nonsense that comes out of Trump's mouth,” Chafee told The Guardian. “Every true horseman recognizes Secretariat as one of the best racehorses ever.

“The only thing Trump could be referencing here is Secretariat's record as a sire, where he didn't leave a great legacy.”

Trump brought up Secretariat at a speech at an Alabama rally Friday, citing his uncle's position as a professor at MIT in relation to his own success.

“Like they used to say, 'Secretariat doesn't produce slow horses,'” Trump said.

Read more at The Guardian

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