It’s 12:47 on Election Day at the Global Worldwide Headquarters and this just came over the transom, via Mike Florio of NBC Sports.
At New Hampshire rally, Trump reads letter supposedly from Belichick
The coach who typically says as little as possible unless asked a specific football question that tickles his fancy supposedly has chimed in on one of the most heated presidential races in recent history.
At a New Hampshire rally on Monday night, Donald Trump read a letter that he claims was received from Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
“Congratulations on a tremendous campaign,” Trump said, as he read the letter, via TheBigLead.com. “You have dealt with an unbelievable slanted and negative media, and have come out 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.”
As with virtually all of Donald Trump’s statements, there was no verification available.
A Patriots spokesman was unable to reach Belichick for confirmation as to the authenticity of the letter. It’s also possible that Belichick didn’t intend the letter to be shared publicly.
Boston Globe 11:38 pm skepticism here.
Boston Herald late-night skepticism here.
Your skepticism wherever you want it.