Donald Trump gives Roger Goodell a vote of confidence

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President Donald Trump has frequently gone to war with the NFL, when it was politically advantageous for him.

But he had words of praise for the Patriots in particular and the league in general, and even had nice things to say about commissioner Roger Goodell (which may or may not play well with his base).

In an interview with the Daily Caller, Trump cited Goodell thanking him for his role in a dispute with Canadian broadcasters which helped the NFL, when asked specifically if Goodell deserved to be fired.

“Commissioner Goodell called me and he thanked me, you know, they were working on that thing for years. It was having to do with the advertisements for the Super Bowl, it was a long-term problem and I got it solved.,” Trump said. “I was very pleased that he called me to thank me for helping him with Canada and, yeah, it looks good. And their games have really been good, other than one call.”

Since everyone else in the world has weighed in on that no-call in the NFC Championship, Trump did as well, again bringing it back to himself.

“I feel badly, it was a great state that voted for me, Louisiana,” he said. “I feel very badly for Louisiana because that was maybe the worst call I’ve ever seen, but I guess there’s nothing they can do about that. And you might say it, I feel badly for Louisiana.”

He also endorsed Patriots owner Robert Kraft (who donated $1 million to his inaugural) as well as coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.

“So, it’s talent, it’s chemistry — they have a great chemistry with each other — I mean, I like all three of them, as you know, I’m a very good friend with them,” Trump said. “Coach Belichick endorsed me, you remember that? . . .

“Belichick is so tough and Kraft is a great guy. The three of them they just have — how good was Brady, I mean, the last game? Not the last game, the last two games. Brady plays better under pressure than he does in a regular game. I mean, that last two minutes, the way he was throwing the ball down the field — they were bullets. And I’ve seen how hard that ball comes at you, those guys were doing a great job. They were catching that, you know? That ball is whipped.”

The Patriots have visited him at the White House, though Brady skipped that trip with the team.

52 responses to “Donald Trump gives Roger Goodell a vote of confidence

  1. I’d say that he gave the Pats the big vote of confidence and kind words. I read it that Goodell is inept and needed Trump to fix his issues with Canada and then kissed up to Trump him for helping him do his job. He said the league has good games also, but that no-call screwed the Saints. Where’s Roger’s vote of confidence?

  2. Trump’s a fan of the NFL again because nobody’s kneeling during the Anthem. Let’s see what he says if there’s a social justice protest at halftime of the game as is rumored.

  3. This is the most 2019 headline possible.

    I can’t think of 2 people I’d like to forget about more than these 2 clowns.

    Replace them both, immediately. Before too much damage is done.

  4. Everything is always about him. Goodell called and thanked me. I feel bad for the people in the state that voted for me. I can’t believe there are still people out there that thinks he cares about anyone but himself and his own image.

  5. I hope Robert Kraft comes to his senses and distances himself from the “stable genius”. This is the only area where I’m disappointed with the Pats, that they have anything to do with Putin’s Pet.

  6. If Trump has said Goodell should be fired, then all of you would do a 180 the same way you did when Jerry tried to get Goodell fired.

  7. Michael E says:
    January 31, 2019 at 12:27 pm
    If Trump has said Goodell should be fired, then all of you would do a 180 the same way you did when Jerry tried to get Goodell fired.

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    It was Jerry that did a 180 on Goodell, and that’s why he was getting lambasted here.

  8. Liberalsruineverything says:
    January 31, 2019 at 8:48 am
    It’s easy to tell how successful Trump has been so far by the type of people that are upset about him and how upset they are.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    No, all that tells us us how brain-dead his base is.

  9. 345snarkavenue says:
    January 31, 2019 at 1:09 pm
    Michael E says:
    January 31, 2019 at 12:27 pm
    If Trump has said Goodell should be fired, then all of you would do a 180 the same way you did when Jerry tried to get Goodell fired.

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    It was Jerry that did a 180 on Goodell
    ====================================

    No it wasn’t.

  10. Goodell has nothing to fear Trump never means hat he say and is a known liar. The only people who believe Trump are the ones who never paid attention in school don’t realize Polish and polish are spelled the same.

  11. bmacwillconn says:
    January 31, 2019 at 9:13 am
    Trump’s a fan of the NFL again because nobody’s kneeling during the Anthem. Let’s see what he says if there’s a social justice protest at halftime of the game as is rumored.

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    I hope not. This is an important cause and it would be a shame to relegate it to everyones bathroom break.

  12. You realize though that Trump always lies. So if he says he supports Goodell then really he is against him. So if Trump is against Goodell and we need to always oppose Trump on everything then we should stand up and give our support to Goodell. But the… Im realy losing here

  13. Trump is clearly Reptilian Illuminati and fixing games through Roger Goodell for his own profit. lol.

  14. stellarperformance says:
    January 31, 2019 at 1:47 pm
    Liberalsruineverything says:
    January 31, 2019 at 8:48 am
    It’s easy to tell how successful Trump has been so far by the type of people that are upset about him and how upset they are.
    ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ

    No, all that tells us us how brain-dead his base is.
    ——————————————

    And the opposing base wants us to be Venezuela. Geniuses on that side.

  15. nrings says:
    January 31, 2019 at 11:25 am
    I hope Robert Kraft comes to his senses and distances himself from the “stable genius”. This is the only area where I’m disappointed with the Pats, that they have anything to do with Putin’s Pet.
    —–
    Hilarious that people believe in the “Russian collusion” conspiracy theory. Has anyone read George Orwell’s 1984 lately?

  16. johnthorpe says:
    January 31, 2019 at 2:27 pm
    Trump is a halfwit crook who (poosibly, no one really knows yet) betrayed his country to win an election against someone that had definitely already betrayed it. Who cares what he thinks about the NFL?

    Fixed that for you.

  17. bmacwillconn says:
    January 31, 2019 at 9:13 am
    Trump’s a fan of the NFL again because nobody’s kneeling during the Anthem. Let’s see what he says if there’s a social justice protest at halftime of the game as is rumored.
    _______________________________________

    Yeah, let’s see what happens. Nationwide, not just with Trump. that would be something to watch. A great way to throw a massive fire bomb into themoney vault and close the door.

  18. “I feel badly, it was a great state that voted for me, Louisiana,” he said. “I feel very badly for Louisiana because that was maybe the worst call I’ve ever seen, but I guess there’s nothing they can do about that. And you might say it, I feel badly for Louisiana.”
    Wow! Even 45 realizes that the no-call was the most blatant he’d ever seen. Roger will never fix it, but let’s hope it doesn’t ever happen again.

  19. twinfan24 says:
    January 31, 2019 at 2:31 pm
    Rich guys helping other rich guys, and then patting each other on the back.
    ______________________________

    Trump helps US businesses of all types every single day.

    And yet somehow your hate splashes all over anything and everything, uncontrollably, like caustic acid. Does that not concern you?

  20. ringheadcrusher says:
    January 31, 2019 at 3:00 pm
    twinfan24 says:
    January 31, 2019 at 2:31 pm
    Rich guys helping other rich guys, and then patting each other on the back.
    ______________________________

    Trump helps US businesses of all types every single day.

    And yet somehow your hate splashes all over anything and everything, uncontrollably, like caustic acid. Does that not concern you?

    Yes, he’s doing a bang-up job not understanding what a “tariff” is, but nonetheless initiating pointless trade wars which then require what are essentially welfare payments to farmers who are harmed by his brainless policies. Or his massive tax cuts, which have done absolutely nothing to stimulate wage growth and have instead enriched CEOs and stockholders at the very top of the mountain — which is what every *knowledgeable* person said would happen.

    We’re really through the looking glass when a guy who *clearly* has no idea what he’s doing or talking about has the support of million of adults. People really don’t take the important stuff seriously anymore.

  21. ringheadcrusher says:

    Trump helps US businesses of all types every single day.

    And yet somehow your hate splashes all over anything and everything, uncontrollably, like caustic acid. Does that not concern you?

    ——————————————
    Thus speaks the graduate of Trump U. who still believes he got a good education.

  22. “I feel badly, it was a great state that voted for me, Louisiana,” he said. “I feel very badly for Louisiana because that was maybe the worst call I’ve ever seen, but I guess there’s nothing they can do about that. And you might say it, I feel badly for Louisiana.”

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    Now that Trump has said it was a bad non call I want to hear how Schumer/Pelosi do their rebuttal.

  23. tinopuno says:
    January 31, 2019 at 3:42 pm
    ringheadcrusher says:

    Trump helps US businesses of all types every single day.

    And yet somehow your hate splashes all over anything and everything, uncontrollably, like caustic acid. Does that not concern you?

    ——————————————
    Thus speaks the graduate of Trump U. who still believes he got a good education.

    _______________
    Not everyone had the type of education needed to understand why things going better for them under Trump is a bad thing. They think achieving business success is supposed to be the goal they work for.

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