The Boston Globe reported last month that New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a Democrat. That hasn’t stopped Kraft from being a vocal supporter of Republican President Donald Trump despite their political differences.
Kraft considers the presidentÂ a close friend in part because TrumpÂ was there for him when his wife, Myra, died in 2011.
âHe called me once a week for a year and invited me to things,â Kraft said at Bloomberg Breakaway, via USA Today. âThat was the darkest period of my life. Iâm a pretty strong person. My kids thought I was going to die. There were five or six people who were great to me, and he was one of them.
“Loyalty and friendship trumps politics for me. I always remember the people who were good to me in that vulnerable time, and heâs in that category.â
Kraft said he doesn’t believe Trump is portrayed properly but that some of that is “self-inflicted with some of the style he uses.”
âHe doesn’t mean everything he says,â Kraft said. âI’m privileged to know that. People who donât know him maybe donât see the better side. I tell you one thing: Heâs very hard-working.”
Watch Kraft discuss his relationship withÂ Trump in the video below.
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