Brett Favre endorses Trump for president

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In a tweet, the former Green Bay Packers quarterback praised Trump’s positions on free speech, the Second Amendment and the police.

“My vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech and religion, 2nd Amnd, citizens who pay taxes, the police and the military,” he wrote. “In this election, we have the freedom of choice, which everyone should respect. For me and these principles, my vote is for @RealDonaldTrump. “

The approval comes just over a week since Favre asked Trump at a town hall how professional sports leagues should promote an anti-racist stance without alienating fans.

Trump, speaking from the White House, replied, “People don’t want to see all the politics. They have enough politics with me and everyone and they don’t want to see it with football, sport on Sunday. or whenever they watch. ”

Favre has mostly avoided making political statements throughout his playing career and since his retirement in 2010.

But in July, he was pictured playing golf with President Trump. The two “discussed the importance of sport as a unifying and uplifting essential part of America’s safe reopening,” White House Deputy Press Secretary Brian Morgenstern said, according to the affiliate. by CNN WTMJ.

Both were photographed without masks close to each other.

He also appeared in an election ad for Republican Senator from Mississippi Cindy Hyde-Smith in June, Mississippi Clarion-Ledger reported.

Trump gets NFL support

While NFL team owners have donated millions to Trump’s campaign in the past, Favre is one of the few NFL players, former or current, to endorse the president.

Earlier this week, retired NFL quarterback Jay Cutler appeared to back Trump’s re-election by reposting a letter of approval from professional golfer Jack Nicklaus with the caption “Never in doubt.”

Trump’s relationship with the NFL has been difficult. In 2017 and 2018, he criticized Colin Kaepernick and other players who knelt during the national anthem to protest police violence against black Americans and said they should be sacked.

Earlier this year, Favre said “there is no right answer” when it comes to players kneeling during the anthem, but asserted that “we should all be treated equally. “.

“If you can’t do this, you shouldn’t be in America,” he told USA Today in August.



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