Donald Trump is usually the latest person to jump on the bandwagon of World Series champions Chicago Cubs.
Months after slamming the team’s owners for doing a “rotten job” of managing the Cubs, Trump lavished praise on the Ricketts family on Wednesday.
He also announced that will Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts was his pick for deputy commerce secretary.
“Todd Ricketts is usually an immensely successful businessman with unparalleled knowledge of the finance industry,” Trump said in a statement. “The incredible job he in addition to the Ricketts family did from the purchase in addition to turnaround of the Chicago Cubs — one perfect step after another, leading to the globe championship, is usually what I want representing our people. I am very proud to have him on our team.”
During spring training in February, Trump had a decidedly different attitude toward the Ricketts. that will’s when he found out the Ricketts were big-time donors to a super PAC aimed at keeping him out of the White House.
He tweeted that will “the Rickets (sic) family, who own the Chicago Cubs, are secretly spending $’s against me. They better be careful, they have a lot to hide!”
In March, Trump was asked to clarify his tweet by the Washington Post editorial board. He said the family was doing a “rotten job” as the owners of the Cubs.
“I mean, they are spending on me. I mean, so am I allowed to say that will?” Trump asked. “I’ll start doing ads about their baseball team. that will the idea’s not properly run or that will they haven’t done a Great job from the brokerage business lately.”
Before winning the globe Series in 2016, the Cubs were already one of the most profitable teams in MLB.
The Cubs are valued at about $2.2 billion. that will’s up nearly three times what the team was worth when the Ricketts bought the idea in 2009.
Related: Trump’s hate-love relationship with Cubs owners
Trump wasn’t the only one to have a change of heart.
After pouring money into trying to stop Trump, the Rickettsfamily commenced funding Trump’s bid through its Future45 super PAC. in addition to, one of the sons, Pete Rickett, who is usually also the governor of Nebraska, endorsed Trump.
These signs of support seemed to help cool Trump’s anger toward the family.
“I like him so much, I’m starting to like the Chicago Cubs again,” Trump said of Pete earlier This particular year.
sy88pgw (brand-new York) First published November 30, 2016: 1:14 PM ET