Canseco wants to help Trump spruce up Republican convention

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Presidential candidate Donald Trump is interested in giving this summer's Republican convention more life by getting rid of lengthy speeches from politicians and replacing them with athletes instead.

Trumps's idea grabbed the attention of former major-leaguer Jose Canseco, who would step up to help if the food spread was up to his standards.

Trump believed speakers at the convention in the past proved to be boring, which is the complete opposite of Canseco's unruly life, which featured an appearance on Trump's television show "The Celebrity Apprentice" in 2011.

"What I’m thinking about doing for the convention is rather (than) these politicians, you know - they're gonna get up and speak and speak and speak," Trump said at a rally in Richmond, Va., Friday according to Evelyn Rupert of The Hill. "You remember last time with (Mitt) Romney, all these politicians got up and they kept speaking and they didn’t mention Romney’s name. They spoke - one guy spoke for like 45 minutes. He never mentioned Romney's name. He said, 'Oh good luck by the way with the election,' at the end, walked off.

"I’m thinking of getting some of the great sports people that I know that like me a lot and that I like," Trump added. "And not even sports - we may call it the winners' evening."

Canseco, who makes for quite an entertaining follow on Twitter, recently called his shot at a minor-league home run derby, and is less than two years removed from shooting himself in the hand while cleaning a gun.

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