Kids today. They don’t know how great they have it. When I was a kid being a fan of the New England Patriots and the Boston Red Sox was an act of faith. 1986 was particularly trying with the Super Bowl loss to the Chicago Bears (the Fridge) and the World Series heartbreak loss to the New York Mets (through Bill Buckner’s legs).
One Patriot fan who wanted to make changes to the team was Robert Kraft. He had two loves: his family and football.
When Kraft bought the Patriots he had made a number of business moves to make it happen (see how he did it in this video). Thank you Michael Jackson.
Kraft ran the Patriots as a business from the very beginning.
I believe that’s one of the reasons President Trump appreciates Kraft’s opinions: because they share the belief that a business’s success is what YOU make it.
You’ll like this piece from WEEI.com that shows a side of President Trump that isn’t always reported and deserves more attention.
Robert Kraft is close friends with Donald Trump. The Patriots owner donated $1 million to Trump’s inaugural fund and has even taken a ride on Air Force One. With that in mind, it shouldn’t be surprising that Kraft may serve as an unofficial advisor to the President.
The New York Times published a report over the weekend detailing the cadre of friends and associates who Trump regularly phones for advice. Most of them, much like Trump himself, are older white men with sizable wealth.
Several of the confidants, including inaugural committee chairman Thomas Barrack Jr. and economic counselor Carl Icahn, are longtime friends of Trump who supported him throughout the campaign. The conservative media establishment is represented, too. Fox News host Sean Hannity, 21st Century Fox CEO Rupert Murdoch and Newsmax Media chief executive Chris Ruddy reportedly console the President and offer advice on a regular basis.
The article says Kraft, a longtime Democrat, is an established presence at Mar-a-Lago Resort and often conversed with Trump about the Patriots during football season. Their friendship dates back several decades, but intensified in 2011 shortly after Kraft’s wife, Myra, passed away. Trump called Kraft once per week for the next year to lift his spirits.
“When Myra died, Melania [Trump] and Donald came up to the funeral in our synagogue, then they came for memorial week to visit with me,” Kraft said earlier this year, via the New York Daily News. “Then he called me once a week for the whole year, the most depressing year of my life when I was down and out. He called me every week to see how I was doing, invited me to things, tried to lift my spirits. He was one of five or six people that were like that. I remember that.”
Read Part I here.