Donald Trump tells NH crowd Tom Brady voted for him

He also read a letter he said he received from Bill Belichick.

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump reads a letter from New England Patriots NFL football coach Bill Belichick to a campaign rally, Monday, Nov. 7, 2016, in Manchester, N.H. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
Donald Trump reads a letter he said he received from Patriots coach Bill Belichick to a campaign rally Monday in Manchester, New Hampshire. —Charles Krupa / AP

Donald Trump told a New Hampshire crowd Monday night he’s been receiving words of encouragement from Tom Brady and Bill Belichick.

After boasting about his known friendship with the New England Patriots quarterback, the Republican nominee spoke of a phone conversation he said he had with Brady earlier in the day.

“Tom Brady, great guy, … great friend of mine, great great champion, unbelievable winner,” Trump said. “He called today and he said, ‘Donald, I support you. You’re my friend, and I voted for you.'”

As WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin pointed out on Twitter, Brady told the radio station’s The Kirk & Callahan Show Monday morning that he hadn’t partaken in early voting, which closed Friday.

Trump went on to read a letter he said was sent to him from the Patriots coach, Belichick.

“Congratulations on a tremendous campaign,” Trump read. “You have dealt with an unbelievable slanted and negative media and have come out beautifully. Beautifully. You’ve proved to be the ultimate competitor and fighter. Your leadership is amazing. I have always had tremendous respect for you but the toughness and perseverance you have displayed over the past year is remarkable. Hopefully tomorrow’s election, results will give the opportunity to make America great again. Best wishes for great results tomorrow, Bill Belichick.”

Loading Comments...

Close

Get the latest sports alerts sent directly to your phone. Download our free app.