The long-time owner of the New England Patriots, Bob Kraft, recently made headlines again when he praised President Trump for all he was doing.
It’s so wonderful to see people speaking out in support of our President!
Trump and Kraft go back a long ways and it’s always good to see when people stay loyal despite the media’s attacks on Trump.
From the Boston Globe:
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft told Fox News Friday that President Trump is “working very hard to serve the best interests of the country,” and he also called media mogul Rupert Murdoch “one of the most outstanding human beings on the planet.”
The Pats owner made the comments on the network’s morning program, “Fox & Friends.”
Host Brian Kilmeade noted that Trump tweeted out a congratulatory message to the Patriots after they defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in the AFC title game and asked Kraft how it feels to have the support of the commander-in-chief heading into the Super Bowl.
Trump counts Kraft, head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady among his friends.
“Well, we can use every fan who wants to support us, from wherever they are in their standard of life,” Kraft said. “I’ll tell you ... last year we started the largest homeless shelter in Boston. We’ve done a video for them, and we sponsor a big brunch for them, so they all can come in. And it’s very well-attended, so we love all fans.”
Earlier in the interview, Kilmeade asked Kraft about the high playoff ratings, and the team owner referenced the partial federal government shutdown that recently ended.
“A lot of people, and we’ve seen it with the government shutdown, people living paycheck to paycheck don’t have a lot of savings,” Kraft said. “And they’re looking to connect to something that allows them to escape from their daily travails.”
Kilmeade also asked Kraft if the president had offered him any advice.
“Well, I have a lot of people who give me advice and he’s been very supportive,” Kraft said. “And I know he’s working very hard to serve the best interests of the country.”
You can watch it here:
And from The Hill:
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft praised President Trump during an interview Friday on “Fox & Friends,” saying he was “working very hard to serve the best interests of the country.”
Kraft, who has a long friendship with Trump, said he was glad to have the president’s support in the upcoming Super Bowl because “we can use every fan who wants to support us.”
Kraft previously told "Fox & Friends" that Trump helped him in his “toughest time,” the 2011 death of his wife, Myra Kraft.
“He’s been great to me over these last two decades,” Kraft said last February.
Kraft also met with the president at Trump Tower shortly after his election victory.
He did somewhat break with the president over the issue of players kneeling during the national anthem.
After Trump called for kneeling players to be fired in 2017, Kraft wrote in a statement that he was “disappointed” by the president’s tone.
“I am proud to be associated with so many players who make such tremendous contributions in positively impacting our communities,” Kraft said at the time.
This wasn't the first time Kraft had praised Trump.
Take a look at this prior interview: