Legendary NFL Star Brett Favre Endorses Trump for President
'My Vote is for what makes this country great'
Iconic NFL Green Bay Packers quarterback Brett Favre endorsed President Donald Trump in a tweet explaining why he voted for him.
Favre wrote on Twitter:
“My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech and religion, 2nd Amendment, hard-working tax-paying citizens, police, and military."
“In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me and these principles, my Vote is for Donald Trump.”
My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military. In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump. #Vote ☑️🇺🇸— Brett Favre (@BrettFavre) October 30, 2020
The endorsement is set to give Trump a boost in the crucial swing state of Wisconsin.
Favre has spoken positively about Trump before and even golfed with him earlier this year.
“I think he’s done a good job for our country,” Favre said to Paul Bedard in October.
“Is he perfect? By no means is he perfect."
"Tell me someone who is perfect other than Jesus Christ, and I’ll call you a liar.”
“I’m not a rah-rah guy. I tend to keep a lot of my thoughts to myself," he added.
"But I do think that he’s done a good job. Again, perfect? No, but he’s trying,” said Favre.
During a Sinclair townhall earleir this month, Favre asked Trump a question about keeping politics out of sports.
“The NBA and the NFL are struggling with lower ratings, as fans clearly do not want political messaging mixed with their sports,” Favre said.
“So how should the leagues support and promote an anti-racism position without becoming political and alienating fans?”
Trump replied that although Americans should be allowed to protest, but not during ports games and especially during the National Anthem.
“If people want to protest, they can. But they shouldn’t be protesting on the sidelines during the football game, especially when they are making $10 million a year for something that they’d be doing anyway, for free if they weren’t in the NFL or in the NBA,” Trump said.
Favre's endorsement comes just a day after golfing legend Jack Nicklaus endorsed the president in a glowing statement where he declares the president will "save America from socialism."
Nicklaus took to Twitter to endorse Trump's campaign late Wednesday.
Get out and vote. I did! pic.twitter.com/IfQb3NeSO3— Jack Nicklaus (@jacknicklaus) October 29, 2020
He also urged undecided Americans to give the incumbent another look.