Switzer pulls fake play about meet­ing with Trump

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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.

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