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We Sat Down With Donald Trump’s Secret Weapon
EPISODE 28: How a quarterback became the most powerful person in Trumpworld that most people know nothing about.
I don’t know if you remember University of Connecticut quarterback Johnny McEntee. But I sure as hell do. And it wasn’t because of anything he did in an actual football game.
About a dozen years ago, McEntee went viral — we’re talking millions upon millions of views, back in 2011 — as the Internet’s very first trick-shot celebrity:
And the top of that seminal video’s comments section, when I checked it this morning, looked like this:
But the reason this video remains stuck in my head is because Donald Trump just testified yesterday, here in Manhattan, as part of the $250 million civil fraud trial being prosecuted by the attorney general of New York.
And also because the New York Times just reported — despite all of that fraud stuff, and despite Trump’s four other criminal cases (and the 91 felony counts outstanding against the former president) — that Donald Trump is favored to beat Joe Biden in five of America’s six major swing states, one year from now.
And the key to Trump’s re-election campaign, it turns out, might be Trick-Shot Johnny Mac.
This paragraph was published in Puck, just last month. And yes, you’re reading that correctly: Johnny McEntee has become the next Trump administration’s “secret weapon,” somehow, and “one of Trump’s closest confidants,” right now.
And that — I found out — is just the tip of an insane iceberg.
Because on today’s show, Trick-Shot Johnny Mac actually agreed to sit down with Pablo Torre Finds Out and our correspondent Devin Gordon (!) for an in-depth interview about all of it. How he rose, meteorically, from UConn to the inner-most circle of Trumpworld; what Trump’s KFC order is; where Johnny happened to be on January 6th; what he’s up to, today; and what might happen next…
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P.S. Please watch till the end:
Happy Election Day/God help us all,