Robert Kraft talks about his friendship with Donald Trump

President Donald Trump is a man many Americans either love or hate. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has taken plenty of shots the past few months because he’s most definitely on the “love” side of the fence when it comes to President Trump.

Even since his election, President Trump and Kraft have been seen together on a number of occasions, including a dinner with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and during President Trump’s inauguration.

Not surprisingly, this loyalty to the president has some Patriots fans conflicted. Speaking about all this with Andrea Kramer on HBO’s “Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel,” Kraft explained his relationship with Donald Trump.

“Do I agree with everything he says or espouses? No. But he’s a friend,” Kraft said (h/t Ryan Hannable of itiswhatitis.weei.com). “This country is awesome, and whomever is president of the United States, I will try to support. I’ve done that since the 1960s.”

Kraft also talked about how loyal President Trump has been to him, noting the support he was given in 2011 when his wife Myra passed away. He said Trump called him “multiple times per week” to console him and see how he was doing.

Knowing this, it’s easy to see why Kraft has stuck with Trump, despite the fact that many see the president as someone to despise. Friends that have walked through the darkest times of a person’s life are friends for life.