Brett Favre had some kind words to say about Donald Trump’s golf game. The Super Bowl-winning quarterback told the Washington Examiner that he was “pleasantly surprised” about the President’s performance on the golf course. The two played a round of golf earlier this summer at Trump’s course in New Jersey.
“I was pleasantly surprised that the president can play golf. He plays extremely fast. It was very engaging conversation,” Favre told the newspaper.
It seemed the feeling may have been mutual. Trump praised Favre’s golf game when he shared a photo in July of their outing at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.
“Brett LOVES Wisconsin, Mississippi and Minnesota. A good golfer – hits it LONG!” the president captioned the photo.
Favre said they mostly talked about football and life in the NFL.
Brett Favre talks about the backlash
The former Green Bay quarterback said he expected to catch some flack for playing golf with the president. Trump’s critics called out Favre for posing for that photo, but Favre said people made too many assumptions about his personal politics.
“Well, I think the fact that I went and played golf with him, the assumption is that I support him,” he told the newspaper. “I think he’s done a good job for our country. 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.”
Additionally, Favre said the golf trip had nothing to do with politics. He was excited and honored to spend time with the president of the United States.
“I told all the haters out there: I would go play golf with Barack Obama had he asked me. It’s an honor. And I respect the office of the presidency of the United States of America regardless of who is in office, and consider it an extreme honor to be asked to participate in golf or any other event by the president,” he said.
Some commenters called out Favre and Trump for golfing during a pandemic.
Favre said he knew people would be angry.
“I’m not surprised by people’s reactions anymore. We’re in a different world, different era now,” he told the Washington Examiner. “People lie in wait to jump, to jump on you and have nothing better to do rather than to go out them own selves to make a positive difference not only in their community but in this country. Maybe change one person’s life in a positive way. Do something positive with yourself rather than sit there and talk negatively about whoever.”
[H/T Fox News]