Donald Trump Sounds Off on Alex Rodriguez's MLB Suspension: "It Is a Great Victory for NYC"

Business magnate also shared an "A-rod sucks" Vine video

By Alyssa Toomey Aug 05, 2013 11:59 PMTags
Donald Trump, Alex RodriguezGetty Images; AP Photo

Shocker—Donald Trump has something a lot to say about Alex Rodriguez's MLB suspension.

Following the news that the 38-year-old third baseman was suspended from playing Major League Baseball until 2014, the real estate mogul—who's no stranger to sounding off on everything from Robsten's relationship to President Obama on social media—took to Twitter to share his thoughts on the baseball ban.

"It is a great victory for NYC that A-Rod will never wear pinstripes again," Trump tweeted.

And in case you were unclear about his sentiments, he also posted a Vine video in order to really get his point across.

"#TrumpVine @arod sucks," he captioned the clip, in which he clearly states, "AROD's making a deal because he's guilty as hell."

But that's not all the 67-year-old business magnate had to say. He also took to the micro-blogging site in June after A-Rod came under fire for his alleged use of performance enhacing drugs. 

"I can't believe the Yankees continue to pay A Rod - they have a perfect right to stop paying (and should have stopped a long time ago)," he began his Twitter tirade

"George Steinbrenner would have done a major number on A Rod - there is no way he would have gotten paid, even with the help of the union!" he continued before concluding. "Pete Rose should now be allowed in The Baseball Hall of Fame. The all-time hits leader has paid the price already!" (Rose accepted a permanent place on baseball's ineligible list in 1989).

A-Rod's 211-game ban is expected to be effective Aug. 8, 2013 and last through the end of 2014's season, but Rodriguez is appealing the ban and is eligible to play until an appeals verdict is rendered.

"I am disappointed with the penalty and intend to appeal and fight this through the process," the athlete said in a statement. "I am eager to get back on the field and be with my teammates in Chicago tonight [in game against White Sox]. I want to thank my family, friends and fans who have stood by my side through all of this."

While Trump is known for his no-holds-barred social media approach, he seems to be particularly fired up about the embattled sports star, posting a very defaming tweet on July 26.

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"Druggie @AROD is now scheming to sue the @Yankees. He will go down as the biggest sports embarrassment of all time," he wrote.

Rodriguez is one of 13 MLB players who received some kind of suspension from the game Monday for their alleged ties to Biogenesis, a now-closed anti-aging clinic in Florida which allegedly supplied banned performance-boosting substances to players.

MLB commissioner Bud Selig has since issued a statement saying "baseball must do everything it can to maintain integrity, fairness and a level playing field...We are committed to working together with players to reiterate that performance-enhancing drugs will not be tolerated in our game."

Meanwhile, the Yankees have come out "in full support of Major League Baseball's Joint Drug Prevention and Treatment Program," but have "no comment" until the appeals process is complete.