Donald Trump vowed to rescue Richard Simmons if he’s elected president.
During a radio interview with Jonathon Brandmeier on Tuesday, the Republican front-runner said there was “no question” about it.
“If you are elected president, will you release Richard Simmons from his hostage situation?” Brandmeier asked him at the end of the interview.
“We have to get him out,” Trump said. “We have to get him out. No question.”
The New York Daily News published a report over the weekend that claimed the fitness guru is being held hostage by his housekeeper. The report said Simmons had “banished his closest friends from his inner circle,” and they now worry that he “is being held against his will inside his mansion.”
In his first interview in almost two years on Monday, Simmons cleared up the rumors and said he was fine.
“I’m doing good, my health is good, and I’m just sort of enjoying today,” Simmons said by phone. “No one is holding my house hostage.”
“I just sort of wanted to be a loner for a little while,” he added. “Right now I want to just take care of me.” (RELATED: Richard Simmons Responds To Reports He’s Being Held Hostage)