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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump wants Tom Brady and other sports stars to speak at the Republican National Convention, reports The New York Times

While at a rally in Virginia, Trump mentioned Brady as one of the “champions” who support his candidacy for office. Trump also named UFC president Dana White, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and former Indiana coach Bobby Knight as sports legends who are also his supporters. The businessman and reality TV star said he would prefer to have the athletes as opposed to other politicians speak for him at the upcoming Republican National Convention.

“We’re going to do it a little different, if it’s okay.,” Trump said. “I’m thinking about getting some of the great sports people who like me a lot ... Our country needs to see winners. We don’t see winners anymore. We have a bunch of clowns running this country. We have people who don’t know what the hell they’re doing running our country.”

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Trump, who recently described himself as “the least racist person,” has previously been vocal about his friendship with Brady. The Patriots quarterback sported one of the candidate’s trademark “Make America Great Again” hats in his locker last season.

[New York Times]

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