NFL agrees with Trump about debate schedule, but media goes after him for ‘lying’ about letter

It’s not even August but the National Football League has its first controversy on its hands.

The hungry mainstream media has pitted the NFL against Donald Trump over an interview set to air Sunday.

In it, Trump tells ABC’s George Stephanopoulos that not only is he angry about the proposed debate schedule conflicting with NFL games, but the NFL is angry too and wrote him a letter to express its displeasure.

“I got a letter from the NFL saying, ‘This is ridiculous. Why are the debates against,’” he told Stephanopoulos. “‘Cause the NFL doesn’t wanna go against the debates. ‘Cause the debates are gonna be pretty massive, from what I understand, Okay? And I don’t think we should be against the NFL.”

It didn’t take long for the media to contact the NFL and find out if they sent the letter in question, and the answer was no.

“While we’d obviously wish the Debate Commission could find another night, we did not send a letter to Trump,” an NFL spokesman told CNN’s Brian Stelter.

So, the NFL agrees with Trump, but the press will skip right over that part. 

The billionaire does count many sports celebrities among his friends. Maybe he was referring to complaints by one or more of them, or maybe he “misspoke” ( political code for “lied,” of course). 

One thing is for sure, he just fed the hungry media one juicy piece of red meat. 



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