With recent news swirling about President Donald Trump’s interest in getting the British Open to one of his Scottish courses, the leader of the free world turned his sights on a course closer to home this weekend, playing a round with one of the National Football League’s all-time greats.
President Trump welcomed former Green Bay Packers, Minnesota Vikings and New York Jets quarterback Brett Favre to Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey.
The photo was distributed by the White House on Saturday afternoon.
Just over a month ago, Favre told TMZ Sports in a video interview that Kaepernick’s willingness to sacrifice his NFL career to fight for social justice felt reminiscent of Tillman’s sacrifice for his country. Tillman, a safety for the Arizona Cardinals, chose to leave the NFL for the U.S. Army in the wake of Sept. 11, 2001. He was killed by friendly fire in 2004 while deployed in Afghanistan.
“I can only think of — right off the top of my head — Pat Tillman’s another guy who did something similar, and we regard him as a hero,” Favre said. “So I’d assume that hero status will be stamped with Kaepernick as well.”
On Tuesday, a report from the New York Times alleged President Donald Trump asked Woody Johnson, New York Jets co-owner and American ambassador to the United Kingdom, to help steer the British Open to Trump Turnberry in Scotland.
It didn’t take long for President Trump to refute the story, saying the following on Wednesday during an afternoon White House briefing: “No, I never spoke to Woody Johnson about that, about Turnberry. Turnberry is a highly respected course, as you know, one of the best in the world, and I read a story about it today … I never spoke to Woody Johnson about doing that, no.”