O.J. Simpson hits out at Democratic candidates for failing to explain how they’ll deliver on their ambitious promises – after the convicted felon was trolled for sharing his political opinions because he is unable to vote
- O.J. Simpson took to Twitter to criticize Democratic candidates on Tuesday
- He accused the Presidential hopefuls of not developing plans to deliver on their promises
- The ex-NFL player has been sharing his political opinions on Twitter since he joined the social networking site two months ago
- Twitter users have previously trolled Simpson for discussing politics as his status as a convicted felon means he may be unable to vote in 2020
O.J. Simpson has hit out at Democratic presidential candidates, claiming they haven’t developed plans to deliver on their promises of combating climate change and providing affordable health care.
Taking to Twitter on Tuesday ahead of the second round of Democratic debates, the 71-year-old shared a short video in which he argued that the political contenders appeared too idealistic.
‘It’s easy to say “Oh we should fix global warming, oh we should have an affordable health care plan, we should have a chicken in every pot”.
‘All of that sounds good, the question is, how are you going to do it?’ he asked.
Simpson added: ‘Don’t point the fingers about what somebody once did or may have done. Put your plan out there, let’s see you guys debate the merits of that plan.
‘Sometimes I wish there were no Democrats. I wish there were no Republicans. I wish there were just Americans.’
O.J. Simpson criticized Democratic presidential candidates in a Twitter video shared Tuesday – accusing them of not developing detailed plans to deliver on their ambitious promises
A Twitter account called ‘Students For Trump’ seized on Simpson’s criticism of the left-wing candidates – but the tweet was quickly deleted
A Twitter account called ‘Students For Trump’ seized on Simpson’s criticism of the left-wing candidates, writing: ‘Even O.J. Simpson is fed up with Democrats pandering and not providing *any* real solutions’.
The tweet was later deleted after other users mocked Students For Trump for spruiking the opinions of Simpson – who is a convicted felon.
Simpson has previously praised Trump – whom he knew socially before he was put on trial for the 1994 murders of his wife Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman – describing him as ‘a lot of fun’ in an 2018 interview with The Buffalo News.
‘All of that sounds good, the question is, how are you going to do it?’ Simpson criticized the idealism of candidates. Pictured: 2020 Democratic contenders Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders
‘A lot of fun!’ Simpson says he likes Trump on a personal level, but would ‘probably not’ vote for him in an election. Pictured: together in 1993
However, the former NFL player insisted he ‘probably would not’ vote for the businessman.
‘I only know two of my friends I’d vote to be president. Some of my best, best besties I would not vote to be president,’ he said.
Simpson hasn’t been shy in sharing his political opinions since he joined Twitter back two months ago.
Last month he encouraged ‘every American’ to watch the first round of Democratic debates.
However, he was promptly trolled by fellow Twitter users who pointed out that, as a convicted felon, he isn’t allowed to vote.
Nevada, the state where Simpson lives, recently passed a criminal justice reform bill that will allow felons to vote in 2020.
OJ Simpson joined Twitter on June 14, and has been sharing his thoughts on American politics
However, voting rights ‘are not automatically restored’ to a person if they have been convicted of a Category A or B felony. Simpson has not disclosed whether he will pursue seek to have his rights restored before the Presidential election in 2020.
The ex-NFL star served nine years in state prison on armed robbery and kidnapping charges related to a 2017 heist in Las Vegas and both of the crimes are classified as Category B felonies.
One Twitter user said: ‘You can’t vote because you are a felon. This is a parody account right?’
Another commented: ‘Just a stab in the dark here but are ex-cons allowed to vote in your state?’
A third wrote: ‘You can’t vote cause you are a felon. This is a parody account right?’
Simpson was trolled by fellow Twitter users who pointed out that, as a convicted felon, he isn’t allowed to vote