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Trump’s cup draw with Saint and Greavsie
LONG before he was elected U.S. President of the United States, Donald Trump was picking balls out of a hat.
The President-elect was a guest on the team who made the draw for the quarter finals of the 1992 League Cup, then called the Rumbelows Cup.
Trump, now 70, is without his infamous blonde hair and orange glow in telly footage of the draw but he did have a hand in the last eight of a major English football competition.
He appeared on the legendary Saint & Greavsie show, which was on ITV between 1985 and 1992.
Alongside Jimmy Greaves and Ian St John, former Football League secretary David Dent introduced the live draw with guest star Trump in December 1991.
The Donald was tasked with picking the away teams out of the bag after Jimmy had drawn the home teams.
In the clip, Trump expresses his love for football, saying: “I used to play – we call it soccer. It’s a great game. I love soccer.”
USA were the hosts of the 1994 World Cup and Trump also revealed his excitement at the prospect of the world’s elite descending on his country to play the beautiful game.
Manchester United lifted the Rumbelows Cup that year after beating Nottingham Forest 1-0 at Wembley.
Billionaire tycoon Trump was also sent home with a trophy of his own – a famous Saint and Greavsie mug.
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