Hall of Famer Brett Favre: 'Our Country was in Better Shape with' Trump

Nick Kangadis | May 17, 2023
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Hall of Fame quarterback Brett Favre has been making his political feelings known recently despite claiming not to be a member of any political party. After he recently came to the defense of former Fox News host Tucker Carlson, the longtime Green Bay Packer shared his opinion on former President Donald Trump, current President Joe Biden and their job performances.

Speaking with conservative sports and political commentator Jason Whitlock on his “Fearless” podcast, Favre noted that “our country was in better shape” with Trump, while saying that he’s not quite sure if Biden actually cares about Americans.

I don’t agree with everything Donald Trump does and says. I don’t agree with everything Tucker Carlson says. Not everyone agrees with what I say or do. I want to make that clear. President Trump tweeted too much, you know? I mean, we all have our pros and cons. And I’m just using that as an example.

But, I think our country was in better shape with him. And I think the fact that I’ve spoke up, or went and played golf with him, Biden would never offer. He doesn’t play golf, and he wouldn’t offer me to come play anyway.

But I’ve always felt there’s a certain amount of respect that needs to be held for that office. And I think the fact that — I think Donald was a non-political president, and I like that about him. Was he perfect? Absolutely not. Am I perfect? Absolutely not. I’m flawed just like the rest of ‘em. We’re all flawed.

But I really felt like he had our country in a better place and really cared about people in our country — black, white, Hispanic, Asian, you name it. I think, if you’re an American citizen, he cared about you, first and foremost. I don’t know if our current president has the same mentality.

Almost two weeks ago, Favre tweeted out a clip of Megyn Kelly calling out Fox News for “parting ways” with their most profitable host in Carlson. In the tweet, Favre noted that he’s “with Tucker” and that it’s “time to boycott Fox until they come to their sense and let the man speak.

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Favre played in the NFL for 20 seasons, 16 with the aforementioned Packers, two seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, one with the New York Jets and one with the team who drafted him and traded him after his rookie season, the Atlanta Falcons.

He was the NFL’s Most Valuable Player (MVP) three years running, from 1995 through 1997. Favre won one Super Bowl with the Packers at Super Bowl XXXI, completing the 1997 season.

For Favre's full interview with Whitlock, watch below (Trump comments made beginning at the 1:06:51 mark):



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