President Donald Trump plays golf with Packers great Brett Favre

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President Donald Trump played golf on Saturday with a new sporting guest: Green Bay Packers Hall of Fame member Brett Favre.


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Brett Favrete left with the President on Saturday. (Photo by Michael Cohen / Getty Images)

The two retired to Trump National Golf Club Bedminster in New Jersey as the president took a break from dealing with the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

Favre is the latest athlete to tour with Trump, a group that includes golfers Rory McIlroy, Brooks Koepka, Annika Sorenstam, John Daly, Gary Player and Lexi Thompson, as well as names like Tom Brady and members of the Nationals from Washington.

Brett Favre’s politics have varied over the years

The Packers great has shown support for Trump’s Republican Party in recent years, backing former Senator Thad Cochran and appearing in an ad for incumbent Cindy Hyde Smith. Favre has also made donations to Democratic candidates in the past.

Favre has also found himself in hot water a few times in recent years. His receipt of $ 1.1 million in Mississippi welfare funds for appearances he never made has led to an outcry, and has also had to answer for after being duped by white supremacists to make an anti-Semitic video on Cameo.

Trump and Favre have a notable political disagreement in the sports world, however, as Favre praised Colin Kaepernick to the point of saying the former San Francisco 49ers quarterback will be remembered as a hero in Pat Tillman’s vein. . Trump has strongly criticized Kaepernick’s racial justice protests in the past, although he has recently supported a return to the NFL “if he deserves it” as a player.

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