Switzer pulls fake play about meeting with Trump
Former Oklahoma national championship-winning and Dallas Cowboys Super Bowl-winning coach Barry Switzer figured when he told reporters he was going to be the Secretary of Offense for Donald Trump he assumed they knew he was joking about meeting the president-elect.
“I think they need to learn the cabinet positions,” Switzer told The Associated Press by phone Thursday.
He was in New York City last week when he dropped by Trump Tower to see all the action around the building, which has been under heavy security since the November election.
Switzer stopped to speak with reporters and threw them off track by saying he had met with Trump, whom he has known for more than 20 years. And when he was leaving the building it looked as if he were getting off the elevators after visiting someone. Actually, he had gone to a Starbucks. He said he met Trump in the early 1990s at an event in Las Vegas where they were promoting books they had written.