During a Sunday campaign rally in Nevada, Donald Trump lamented to the crowd that football has “become soft,” comparing changes in the sport to the United States.
The Republican presidential candidate complained about the number of flags thrown by referees after certain tackles.
“Football has become soft. Football has become soft. Now, I’ll be criticized for that. They’ll say, ‘Oh, isn’t that terrible.’ But football has become soft like our country has become soft,” Trump said.
“It’s become weak and you know what? It’s going to affect the NFL. I don’t even watch it as much anymore,” he continued.
But he did mention that he still likes Tom Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots.
“It’s boring — although I love Tom Brady. I gotta tell you. I do love Tom. He’s a great guy. But it’s different. But it’s become soft and our country has become soft,” Trump said in Nevada.
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