In the near past, Mike Tyson has run into controversy when he made certain comments about politicians such as former Republican Alaska governor and vice-presidential candidate Sarah Palin and Republican presidential candidate Herman Cain era. In 1992, convicted of rape, Tyson went to prison for three years and, due to his criminal record, could not think of voting until the 59th quadrennial presidential election.

In her recent chat with Mike Tyson, News Max TV correspondent Greta Van Susteren asked the latter about his current stance on Florida’s current political scenario. She asked Tyson what he thought of Governor Ron DeSantis and former President Trump, who were currently in Mike’s condition.

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“You’re in Florida and you have some pretty interesting politicians. You have Governor Ron DeSantis and you have President Trump. What do you think of these two? These are two now that you have in your state. Now they live there? asked Van Susteren.

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In one line, a cautious Tyson responded, saying: “Hey listen. I can’t name; I can’t talk about any politician.

Why wouldn’t Mike Tyson talk about politicians?

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In the recent past, Mike Tyson has made some controversial comments about members of the Republican Party. Yet his name was smeared with that of Donald Trump and he was even reportedly invited to the GOP convention. However, Trump denied it and Tyson never spoke at the Republican Convention. When asked what he thought of DeSantis and Trump, Tyson replied: “This is just the last time I put my hat on in the arena and give my opinion for a moment.”

YEKATERINBURG, RUSSIA – SEPTEMBER 6, 2018: America’s professional boxer Mike Tyson at a news conference following a boxing masterclass for boxers and kids from RCC Boxing Promotions at the Martial Arts Academy established by the Russian Copper Company. Donat Sorokin/TASS (Photo by Donat SorokinTASS via Getty Images)

“They gave me a beating. The press. Look, I’m going to stay away from politics and religion. They stole my freedom of speech,” Tyson concluded by saying.

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While in prison, Tyson converted to Islam. Additionally, he called himself a “realist” and talked about how he dealt with the world that came his way. Although he took up Islam, Tyson admitted to not following religion as strictly as he should have. However, Tyson sought forgiveness from God. Even though Tyson sometimes failed in life, he hoped for mercy.