Well how’s this for a November surprise? The greatest quarterback ever to throw on pads and the greatest football mind of all-time have endorsed Donald Trump for President of the United States.
Big news to share in New Hampshire tonight! Polls looking great! See you soon.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 8, 2016
via Business Insider
Donald Trump said Monday night that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and coach Bill Belichick reached out earlier in the day to inform him of their endorsements.
“Tom Brady, great guy, great guy. Great guy, great friend of mine — great, great champion. Unbelievable winner,” Trump told a crowd at a Manchester, New Hampshire, rally on the eve of the election. “He called today and he said, ‘Donald, I support you, you’re my friend, and I voted for you.’”
Trump continued: “And I said, ‘So Tom. You voted for me, you support me, am I allowed to say it tonight at this massive crowd in New Hampshire?’ He said, ‘If you want to say it, you can say it.’ OK? Tom, that’s what a champ is all about.”
The Republican presidential nominee then said he received “the most beautiful letter” from Belichick while on his plane to New Hampshire. Trump said when his staff called to ask whether he could read the letter at a rally, the Patriots coach said he would send one “that is a little bit different.”
“So I figured he was going to take all the good things out, like most gutless people do. Gutless,” Trump said. “But he’s the opposite. He’s a champ. So he sent me the new letter and it was much better. It was stronger!”
Trump then read the letter to the crowd. According to the New York businessman, it read:
“Congratulations on a tremendous campaign. You have dealt with an unbelievable slanted and negative media and have come out beautifully. You’ve proved to be the ultimate competitor and fighter. Your leadership is amazing. I have always had tremendous respect for you, but the toughness and perseverance you have displayed over the past year is remarkable. Hopefully tomorrow’s elections results will give the opportunity to Make America Great Again. Best wishes for great results tomorrow, Bill Belichick.”
via Boston Herald
Donald Trump, speaking tonight at Southern New Hampshire University, said both Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady have backed him in his race for president.
Trump, reading from a Belichick letter, says he hopes the results will give him an “opportunity to Make America Great Again.”
The coach also congratulated him on a “tremendous campaign,” despite “slanted” media, Trump said.
Brady also gave Trump the OK to quote him, and told the GOP nominee he voted for the New York real estate mogul, Trump told the crowd here.
Now I’m not usually one to give much credence to celebrity endorsements, but when it’s Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, one can’t help but to sit up and take notice! I’m mean, for years New England has lived by the credos of “In Tom we trust” and “In Belichick we trust.” Seriously, who are we to go against Brady and Belichick???
If he’s good enough for Tom and Bill, then he’s good enough for me!
Trump 2016! Make America great again!
UPDATE: I’m getting chirped at left and right that Trump totally made this up and that they don’t back him, but wouldn’t this be the biggest lie in the history of the republic? I’d have to imagine that either Tom or Bill would have put out a statement to the contrary. I’m pretty sure they both have the internet. Well I’m sure Brady has it. Belichick, not so much. He probably faxed in the letter.