Praised by the President for his potential military skills, Bill Belichick will stick to football

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President Donald Trump recently suggested that he’d be willing to seek military advice from Patriots coach Bill Belichick. Belichick responded during a Monday appearance on WEEI radio in Boston.

A very nice compliment,” Belichick said. “I appreciate that. I am not sure — I am kind of a navy guy, so I don’t know about being a general. I’d prefer being an admiral. I am flattered by that. But I’ll just stick to coaching football.”

Said Trump to radio host Hugh Hewitt last week: “You know, if I ever had a military battle, I’d call up Belichick and say what do you think? What do you think? Give me a couple of ideas.”

Trump also said that Belichick would “be as good as any general out there.”

Belichick backed Trump in 2016, sending Trump a letter of support close to the election and, after Trump asked if he could read the letter publicly, provided something even stronger.

Trump continues to chastise athletes for kneeling during the national anthem. He said over the weekend that “I’m not going to be helping” the NFL if kneeing happens in 2020. It undoubtedly will; if that prompts the President to attack NFL players again, it could result in more pointed and repetitive questions for Belichick than whether he’d be a general or an admiral under the 45th Commander-in-Chief’s command.

6 responses to “Praised by the President for his potential military skills, Bill Belichick will stick to football

  1. Trump has no clue what is required to be a military leader. “Bone Spurs” evaded the draft during the Vietnam war. He never served and his missteps show it everyday. If he had served as an officer during the war his nasty bullying demeanor coupled with his lies and innate stupidity and total lack of desire to inform himself would have got him fragged or fired the first time he sent his men into battle and he remained at base camp. Bill Belichick is a great football coach but his inability to communicate would limit him to company level. He’d never get higher than Major but he would be good at that level.

  2. whogate says:
    August 17, 2020 at 9:47 pm
    Trump has no clue what is required to be a military leader. “Bone Spurs” evaded the draft during the Vietnam war. He never served and his missteps show it everyday. If he had served as an officer during the war his nasty bullying demeanor coupled with his lies and innate stupidity and total lack of desire to inform himself would have got him fragged or fired the first time he sent his men into battle and he remained at base camp. Bill Belichick is a great football coach but his inability to communicate would limit him to company level. He’d never get higher than Major but he would be good at that level.
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    Sure, but thats why he was talking about who he would hire to do it for him.

  3. To say that his friend is equivalent to the great military leaders educated at Annapolis and West Point is very shortsighted but expected

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