Donald Trump asked Alex Rodriguez for advice on coronavirus response, report says

President Donald Trump consulted an unlikely source this 7 days as he sought tips on how to respond to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic: Alex Rodriguez.

ABC Information reported Friday evening that Trump spoke by mobile phone with the former MLB slugger from the Oval Business and requested for tips on dealing with the unexpected emergency. Rodriguez, a source instructed the community, will not be aspect of any official effort and hard work to beat the pandemic. Neither will his fiancee, singer/actress Jennifer Lopez.

The source also explained the simply call was “pleasant,” which is a surprise to quite a few people today who keep in mind how Trump repeatedly ripped Rodriguez on Twitter as the former Yankees infielder struggled in the 2012 AL playoffs and then acquired entangled in the Biogenesis scandal. This is a handy tutorial, many thanks to Rodger Sherman at The Ringer:

Rodriguez admitted his PED use after serving a 162-recreation suspension, the longest in MLB heritage, by the 2014 time. He had previously admitted to making use of PEDs with the Rangers in 2003.

Much more: A seem at the JLo-A-Rod partnership timeline

Previous calendar year, Rodriguez explained he had only himself to blame if he is just not elected to the Baseball Hall of Fame. He will be on the ballot for the to start with time in 2021.

A-Rod’s heritage with steroids formed Trump’s social media posts. Now, as president, Trump appears to be on the lookout previous that heritage.