Robert Kraft is ‘grateful’ for his friendship with Donald Trump

Vincent Frank
Courtesy of Lauren Petracca, USA Today Sports

It’s quite possible that in the coming months Donald Trump will find himself as the Republican nominee for the Presidency of the United States.

This would be an astonishing turn in the American political landscape, indicating a change from the status quo for one of the two major national parties.

It would also be met with a ton of criticism from a rather large portion of the American electorate.

About as divisive a politician as we have seen in modern history, Trump has made himself an enigmatic power broker at a time when Americans themselves seem jaded with the entire process.

If Trump were to earn the Republican nomination, an accomplishment he could come closer to attaining on “Super Tuesday,” we will find ourselves in the midst of one of the most interesting times in American history.

And don’t think for a second the sports world wouldn’t be impacted.

Joining quarterback Tom Brady as a member of the New England Patriots organization that considers himself friends with Trump, owner Robert Kraft recently had this to say about the presidential candidate (via The Boston Globe).

“While I am not comfortable discussing politics publicly, I am very comfortable talking about my friendships with people who happen to be in politics.”

Kraft continued by indicating that he has had a lot of “fun” together socially with the presidential candidate, including his presence at Trump’s wedding back in 2005.

In expanding on his relationship with Trump, the Patriots owner had this to say:

“After my wife passed in 2011, he was one of the few people who went out of their way and went above and beyond to assist me through the most difficult time in my life,” Kraft said. “I will always be grateful to him for his thoughtfulness and his continued friendship.”

While Kraft did avoid engaging in political talk regarding the divisive figure, he will surely receive some criticism for what some might consider a private relationship with an influential man.

Of course, a lot of that criticism can be linked back to Trump’s actions and words since he became a political player by putting his hat into the political ring.

In terms of Kraft, he’s also an influential person. The same privacy we can expect as average Americans simply doesn’t exist when it comes to someone in his position.