Brett Favre is the latest celebrity to endorse President Donald Trump in his re-election bid on Nov. 3. The former NFL player announced via Twitter he was endorsing Trump.
Favre said he believed in Second Amendment rights as well as freedom of speech and religion. He believes Trump embodies these principles and values of hard-working citizens.
In the tweet, Favre wrote, “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.”
Brett Favre Spoke with Donald Trump About Sports
Favre’s endorsement comes less than a week after he spoke with the president about issues related to sports and ratings. Favre appeared on a town hall session of America This Week where he briefly spoke with the president. During the conversation, Trump called Favre a “great guy” and a “champion.”
“My question is 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 suggested players for both sports franchises should leave politics out of the sports. He said he supports athletes protesting but the “sidelines” wasn’t the place to do it.
“They’ve got enough politics with me and with everybody else. And, they don’t want to see it with football or sports on Sunday or whenever they happen to be watching,” Trump told Favre. “I think it has had a huge negative impact on sports. I think football ought to get back to football. And basketball to basketball.”
“If people want to protest they can,” Trump continued. “But they shouldn’t be protesting on the sidelines during the football game, especially when they’re making $10 million a year for something they’d be doing anyway for free if they weren’t in the league or the NFL or in the NBA.”
Favre joins rapper Lil Wayne and golf legend Jack Nicklaus in recent endorsements for Trump.