NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Though he’s not so great at the wave, Donald Trump knows how to deliver a stinging critique.
The real estate mogul and host of “Celebrity Apprentice” took to Twitter on Monday and blasted slumping Yankees third baseman Alex Rodriguez.
“A-Rod should donate his contract to charity,” Trump tweeted. “He doesn’t make the @Yankees any money and he doesn’t perform. He is a $30M/yr rip off.”
Rodriguez has been a disappointment this postseason with just three hits in 23 at-bats, no extra-base hits, no RBIs and 12 strikeouts. The high-priced slugger’s status in the Yankees lineup has become an ongoing storyline, a new chapter written before each game.
New York is in a 2-0 deficit to the Detroit Tigers in the best-of-seven ALCS. Game 3 will be played Tuesday night.
“A-Rod is just not making it,” wrote Trump. “We want to give him a chance but it was only drugs that made him great.”
In 2009, Rodriguez admitted to using performance enhancing drugs from 2001-03 while with the Texas Rangers.
“The Donald” also took aim at the Yankees’ injured captain: “Derek Jeter had a great career until 3 days ago when he sold his apartment at Trump World Tower- I told him not to sell- karma?”
Trump later said he meant no harm by the Jeter remark.
“Lots of response on Derek–but I told him his apartment was lucky!” wrote Trump. “We love Derek.”
Not so much A-Rod.
“A-Rod was a great player when he lived at Trump Park Avenue— even though he was on the juice!” Trump tweeted.
Does Trump have a point or does it sound like sour grapes? Be heard in the comments below!