America has been waiting on pins and needles, and now we finally know who Pete Rose is endorsing for president.
Are you surprised? It's Donald J. Trump.
Yes, it has long seemed unlikely that an old, abrasive white guy would opt to support a presidential candidate so much like himself. Yet that's exactly what has happened, if we're to go by Rose's message penned on a baseball he gave to Trump.
Trump shared the ball and its message on social media:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 14, 2016
That was posted Sunday. Around the same time, Trump was at an Ohio rally where he brought up Rose and his exclusion from the Baseball Hall of Fame:
"We've got to let Pete Rose into the Hall of Fame." -Trump @WCPO
— Jason Law (@JasonLawNews) March 13, 2016
Can we slap together a buddy comedy for this budding bromance? America needs a good laugh.
Update: Rose's lawyer, Ray Genco, told CNN that the signed ball isn't an endorsement.