Former Bears Head Coach and current ESPN employee Mike Ditka had some extremely harsh words for President Obama on Thursday while making an appearance on a radio show in New York. ESPN has disciplined employees before for being outspoken about certain people or topics so it will be interesting to see their reaction to this.


“Obama is the worst president we’ve ever had,” said Ditka while on the Bernie and Sid morning radio show on WABC-AM in New York.

Ditka believes Obama is a nice enough guy but that his leadership skills are “disgusting.” If Election Day were tomorrow, he said, he’d vote for the tough-talking Trump over Clinton or Republican rivals such as Ted Cruz, Marco Rubio and John Kasich.

It should be noted that Ditka still regrets not running against Obama in 2004 for a U.S. Senate seat that he believes would have affected his path to the Presidency.

“Barack Obama’s a fine man. I mean, he’s pleasant. He would be great to play golf with. He’s not a leader. This country needs leadership. It needs direction. It needs somebody that steps up front. We need somebody like Ronald Reagan,” Ditka said.

“Every once in a while you’re going to get punched in the chops. But you keep going forward. That’s all there is to it,” he added. “You know it’s not always going to be a perfect situation, but to do what he does, there’s no leadership there. I think that becomes very disgusting to me.”

The country is “devoid of leadership right now,” Ditka said. Love him or hate him, he added, the straight-talking Trump is better than Clinton or the other Republicans.

“If I were to vote tomorrow, I’d probably vote for Trump,” he said.

And there you have it. Hopefully ESPN has something to say.