- The Washington Times - Friday, October 30, 2020

Football legend Brett Favre endorsed President Trump’s reelection Friday morning, saying his vote this year is to preserve the First and Second Amendments.

“My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military,” the three-time NFL Most Valuable Player and Hall of Famer tweeted to his nearly 340,000 followers.

“In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump,” he wrote.

Mr. Favre joins multiple sports celebrities to recently endorse Mr. Trump, including former NFL quarterback Jay Cutler, golf legend Jack Nicklaus and former NFL coach Mike Ditka.

Mr. Favre played golf with Mr. Trump in July at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, and indicated his support for the president earlier this month, but he stopped short of giving a full-throated endorsement until now.

“Well, I think the fact that I went and played golf with him, the assumption is that I support him,” he told the Washington Examiner in an Oct. 2 interview. “I think he’s done a good job for our country. Is he perfect? By no means is he perfect. Tell me someone who is perfect other than Jesus Christ, and I’ll call you a liar.”

“I’m not a rah-rah guy,” he said. “I tend to keep a lot of my thoughts to myself. But I do think that he’s done a good job. Again, perfect? No, but he’s trying.”

Mr. Favre also indicated at the time that he’s not afraid of any backlash for his political beliefs.

“I’m not surprised by people’s reactions anymore,” he said. “We’re in a different world, different era now. People lie in wait to jump, to jump on you and have nothing better to do rather than to go out them own selves to make a positive difference not only in their community but in this country. Maybe change one person’s life in a positive way. Do something positive with yourself rather than sit there and talk negatively about whoever.”

Mr. Trump later responded, saying Mr. Favre’s endorsement was a “great honor.”

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