Rivera talked about his devout Christianity that was strengthened by his belief that prayer saved his unborn son who was expected to die after his pregnant wife contracted chicken pox before answering questions about his support of Trump.

He told the “Fox & Friends” panel that he was friends with Trump before he became president and continues to maintain that friendship.

“Mr. President Trump — he was a friend of mine before he became president,” Rivera said. “So, because he’s president I will turn my back on him? No.”


‘He’s doing the best’ for America

Rivera also said that he believes that Trump’s presidency is good for the United States.

“I respect him,” Rivera said. “I respect what he does. I believe that he’s doing the best for the United States of America.”

Rivera directly addressed the criticism from The Daily Beast over his relationships with certain pro-Israel groups.

“My savior Jesus Christ — he’s a Jew,” Rivera said. “How am I gonna turn my back and say I won’t support Israel?”

Unfortunately Mariano can no longer save games, so now you get this stuff. 

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