Raul Rodriguez, a former real estate mogul and owner of the Chicago Cubs baseball team, has told CNN that “I’ve no faith in politics.”
Rodriguez said in an interview aired Monday that “the system is broken” and said he has been “inured” to political events for years, and that he has become “a victim of the system.”
Rodriquez, who is a member of the Mexican American Republican Congress, said in the interview that he was disappointed to learn that former President Donald Trump had called him on Sunday to thank him for donating $1 million to his reelection campaign.
Rodriguesos comments come days after Trump called for the cancellation of the annual Congressional Baseball Game and a boycott of congressional elections in 2020.
The president said on Twitter that he hoped that the cancellation and boycott “would lead to change in Congress, and perhaps change in the whole system.”
Trump also told The Associated Press on Saturday that the 2018 midterm elections were “a disaster.”
He also said that he had made the $1-million donation to the Cubs team.
Rodriques statement comes days after the Chicago Tribune reported that the Trump administration had requested that the team play in a “major league” stadium next year at the site of an old baseball field that was torn down in the Great Recession.
The Tribune also reported that former Vice President Joe Biden called for boycotts on Sunday.