Trump calls Tom Brady his friend and a 'winner,' predicts Patriots will win Super Bowl LI

U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday picked the New England Patriots to beat the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

During Trump’s interview with Fox’s Bill O’Reilly, O’Reilly asked Trump to pick a winner for the game.

Trump first said, “I like [Patriots owner] Bob Kraft, I like coach [Bill] Belichick, Tom Brady is my friend.” When O’Reilly said Brady and Belichick have both faced criticism for their friendships with Trump, Trump said it’s also helping their popularity.

Trump called both teams “great” and said Matt Ryan, who was named MVP on Saturday, has had a good season.

Though he said he “hates to make predictions,” when pressed, he said he thinks the Patriots will by eight points.

Watch his answer below:


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