Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre once again voiced his support for former President Donald Trump, saying the No. 45 “got our country in a better place”.
Favre conveyed his reasoning for supporting the likely 2024 Republican nominee while simultaneously questioning President Biden.
In an extensive interview with Jason Whitlock of The Blaze, Favre very briefly touched on the Mississippi welfare scandal, but mostly touched on his football career and a range of political and social topics.
“I think Donald was an apolitical president, and I liked that about him,” Favre told Whitlock during his Intrepid to show.
“Was he perfect? Absolutely not. Am I perfect? Absolutely not. I am imperfect like the others. We are all imperfect. But I really felt like he had our country in a better place and really cared about our people in our country.
Brett Favre joined Jason Whitlock on Tuesday and discussed his views on Trump and Biden
The HOFer has long been a supporter of former president and 2024 candidate Donald Trump
Packers legend thinks America was ‘in better shape’ under Trump than President Biden
“Black, white, Hispanic, Asian – you name it,” the NFL great added. “I think if you were an American citizen, he cared about you first and foremost. I don’t know if our current president has the same mentality or the same regime.
“I wouldn’t even call myself a Republican or a Democrat or an Independent – I just know what I believe in. I think the people who are in this country should come first. Care, focus and vision should be aimed at bettering the people of this country and I don’t know if that’s the case now.
Favre spoke briefly about allegations that he funneled $5 million in social funds into a new volleyball arena at his alma mater in southern Mississippi — where his daughter was playing the sport at the time — and 1 $.7 million additional official development assistance. of a concussion pharmaceutical company that counted the retired quarterback among its investors.
“As you know there is a gag order, we cannot talk about it. I relish the day that I can talk about it,” he told Whitlock.
Favre has not been charged with a crime in the case and maintained his innocence, both personally and through his lawyers. The Packers legend – rightly or wrongly – got embroiled in the biggest public corruption case in Mississippi history.
The Mississippi Department of Social Services sued Favre and others over the waste of $77 million in federal welfare for low-income state residents.
Currently, Favre is asking the Mississippi Supreme Court to remove him as a defendant in the civil lawsuit. In documents filed late Monday, Favre’s attorneys say the MDHS is making “totally baseless” legal arguments in suing Favre.
On April 24, Hinds County Circuit Judge Faye Peterson denied Favre’s request to be removed from the suit.
“A lot of people see it from one side only and I think it’s unfair until the dust settles,” Favre said.
Favre said he relishes “the day when I can talk” about the civil lawsuit he is currently involved in
He is accused of using welfare funds to help pay for a volleyball hall in southern Mississippi
Favre, who recently called for a boycott of Fox News after Tucker Carlson was fired, admitted his political stances affected his bank balance.
“I don’t know if it cost me personal relationships, but it cost me money,” he told Whitlock. The three-time NFL MVP has intentionally made it clear that he’s not a blind follower of Trump and Carlson, who often draw heavy criticism from left-leaning mainstream media.
“I disagree with everything Donald Trump does and says. I disagree with everything Tucker Carlson does and says… I want to make this clear. President Trump has tweeted too much …but I think our country was in better shape with him.
The Packer, Viking and Jet alum then addressed his thoughts on transgender people amid the perennial debate over their rights in contemporary America.
“I don’t think it’s fair to push a program for us from their side. [and] their side to our side,” he began.
‘To think that a young man who identifies as a girl, I don’t understand — just listen to me — can go into a girl’s bathroom and use the toilet with girls, and for us to think it’s ok, I think it’s wrong. I’m sorry.
“Some of the things we allow in this country are beyond comprehension…some of the thoughts and beliefs that we see are crazy. Somebody has to talk.