Bobby Orr pulls out newspaper ad endorsing Trump for president

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Hockey Hall of Fame member Bobby Orr has endorsed US President Donald Trump’s reelection bid.READ MORE: “This could be a mess” – Why US election results could be delayed by days or weeks

The Boston Bruins legend took out a full-page ad in the New Hampshire Union Leader on Friday, calling Trump “the kind of teammate I want.”

The ad, which includes a photo of Orr and Trump making a “thumbs up” gesture, was released less than a week before the U.S. election on Tuesday, November 3.

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Trump’s tumultuous first term has been beset in recent months by high rates of COVID-19 infections and deaths, as well as protests in major US cities against racism and police brutality that have at times turned violent.

Orr, born in Parry Sound, Ont., Claims Trump came for Americans “regardless of race, gender or status in life.”


Click to watch video 'Hockey legend Bobby Orr shows previously unseen photos in his new book, Bobby: My Story in Pictures'







Hockey legend Bobby Orr shows off never-before-seen photos in his new book, Bobby: My Story in Pictures


Hockey legend Bobby Orr shows off never-before-seen photos in his new book, Bobby: My Story in Pictures

The 72-year-old has played almost all of his 12 seasons with the Bruins, winning two Stanley Cups, eight Norris Trophies and three Hart Trophies.

He ended his career with the Chicago Blackhawks.

Other top athletes who have recently endorsed Trump include golf legend Jack Nicklaus and former NFL quarterback Brett Favre.

© 2020 The Canadian Press



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