Trump: I fixed NFL’s Super Bowl issue in ‘two minutes’
WASHINGTON – President Trump boasted at a rally Thursday about fixing a Super Bowl problem for the NFL in a matter of “two minutes,” but lamented the football players will nonetheless despise him.
For the duration of the event in Minnesota, Trump said his new trade pact got Canada to change its policy on Super Bowl commercials that had been a 𠇋ig, big dilemma” for the NFL.
𠇍uring the negotiation, I mentioned ‘you got to repair the NFL problem,’” Trump said of his trade talks with Canada. “It took me two minutes and now the NFL is so content it’s all worked out.
𠇊nd now our country will be taking tens of millions of dollars much more money,” Trump continued. 𠇊 lot of it is going to go to the players and they’ll still hate me, can you believe that!?”
&ldquoAnd now our nation will be taking tens of millions of dollars more cash. A lot of it is going to go to the players and they&rsquoll nevertheless hate me, can you think that!?&rdquo
Trump has extended tussled with football playersਏor kneeling during the national anthem. Despite his grievances, Trump mentioned he wanted to support the NFL simply because “it’s an American business. It’s a wonderful American firm.”
Trump said NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell referred to as to thank him for the new provision of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, which will replace the NAFTA trade deal.
Trump mentioned he also got thanks from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. The president went on to praise Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and hailed Bill Belichick as “the greatest coach in football,” which didn’t produce applause from the Minnesota fans.
The new trade deal could imply a lot more funds for the NFL for its Super Bowl broadcasting rights in Canada. The agreement would lift a policy that forced Canadian tv to air American and not Canadian commercials during the Super Bowl.
Published at Fri, 05 Oct 2018 07:05:12 +0000