Patriots fanboy Donald Trump continues to name-drop the New England soccer workforce.
This time, President Trump says Patriots proprietor and pal Robert Kraft informed him the brand new tax invoice is “unimaginable.”
“A good friend of mine, Bob Kraft, known as me final evening,” Trump defined throughout an impromptu bill-signing Friday morning. “He mentioned this tax invoice is unimaginable. He owns the New England Patriots, however he’s within the paper enterprise and he mentioned based mostly on this tax invoice he simply needed to let me know that he’s going to purchase an enormous plant within the nice state of North Carolina and he’s going to construct an amazing paper mill there or paper merchandise plant.”
The Kraft Group, which owns corporations like Rand-Whitney and Worldwide Forest Merchandise, launched a press release confirming that Kraft — whose internet price is reportedly $6.2 billion — approves of the invoice as a result of he believes it’s going to “drive financial development.”
“Mr. Kraft has lengthy been an advocate for tax reform that may be a catalyst for financial development and job creation,” the assertion mentioned. “Yesterday, he had a personal dialog with the President to specific his assist for the tax invoice that was simply signed, as he believes it’s going to spur vital incremental capital funding that may drive financial development and most significantly create actual wage will increase for working People throughout the nation. By way of Mr. Kraft’s personal enterprise pursuits, he’s all the time exploring alternatives regionally, nationally and internationally. The Kraft Group presently does enterprise in 95 nations and owns manufacturing amenities in 14 states, together with North Carolina. Lastly, as we presently perceive the invoice, Mr. Kraft’s private taxes might be rising, a place he helps and expressed to the President months in the past was the best factor to do with this piece of laws for the good thing about all People.”
Trump has referenced Kraft, Patriots coach Invoice Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady quite a few occasions, beforehand describing “essentially the most lovely letter” of endorsement from Belichick and boasting that Brady voted for him.
Kraft, who gave Trump a Tremendous Bowl ring and donated $1 million to his inauguration, beforehand informed the Every day Information why he stays a loyal good friend to Trump.
“When Myra (Kraft) died, Melania and Donald got here as much as the funeral in our synagogue, then they got here for memorial week to go to with me,” Kraft mentioned. “Then he known as me as soon as per week for the entire yr, essentially the most miserable yr of my life once I was down and out. He known as me each week to see how I used to be doing, invited me to issues, tried to elevate my spirits. He was one among 5 – 6 people who had been like that. I keep in mind that.”
The Patriots and New England Revolution proprietor additionally wasn’t afraid to criticize the President when he attacked protesting NFL gamers on Twitter.
“I’m deeply upset by the tone of the feedback made by the President on Friday,” Kraft mentioned in a September assertion. “I’m proud to be related to so many gamers who make such super contributions in positively impacting our communities. Their efforts, each on and off the sphere, assist carry individuals collectively and make our neighborhood stronger.”