Orr’s endorsement came in the form of a full-page ad in the Manchester Union Leader on Friday. Orr is pictured with his wife, Peggy, and Trump posing with their thumbs up.
“I have never done anything like this before, but I am greatly concerned for the country in which I have raised my family — a country I have grown to love deeply,” the ad reads. “I want my grandchildren to know the America I know, a place of patriotism and opportunity.”
The three endorsements came a little more than a week after Favre asked Trump during a town hall how professional sports leagues could promote an anti-racism position without alienating fans.
Trump, speaking from the White House, responded, “People don’t want to see all of the politics. They’ve got enough politics with me and everybody else and they don’t want to see it with football, on sports on Sunday or whenever they happen to be watching.”
Favre mostly avoided making political statements throughout his playing career and since retiring in 2010.
Trump gets support from NFL
Earlier this year, Favre said “there’s no right answer” when it comes to players kneeling during the anthem but asserted that “we should all be treated equal.”
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