President Trump may have had some not-so-nice things to say about the NFL last season, but his long-time relationship is still strong with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick.
So much, that he is appointing Belichick to a new key position to help influence the lives of children. See Below
On Friday, Axios reported that President Trump is appointing Belichick to his new Council on Sports, Fitness and Nutrition along with other friends of his who are involved in professional sports.
Per the report by Axios:
‘According to a source with direct knowledge, alongside Belichick, Trump will also appoint golfer Natalie Gulbis, three-time Olympic beach volleyball gold medalist Misty May-Treanor, retired Major League Baseball pitcher Mariano Rivera, retired NFL running back Herschel Walker, and Dr. Mehmet Oz.’
The source said Secretary of Health and Human Services Alex Azar, Ivanka Trump and Surgeon General Jerome Adams have all been involved in developing the new council and will head the effort alongside Belichick and the current and former athletes. The primary goal of the council is to help find ways to motivate kids to live more active and healthy lifestyles. Continued Below
A report by TMZ, quotes Belichick who discussed his new position. Belichick said:
“The Council’s mission aligns with my beliefs and several of the Bill Belichick Foundation’s goals and values as they relate to sports, youth athletics and personal health and wellness.”
“The physical fitness of children in our country is an apolitical issue that is extremely important to our future. When I was contacted by Ivanka Trump and asked to participate, I was humbled to be asked and honored to accept, as I would have done for any administration.”
“I know that a lot of great leaders have participated on the Council over the past half century, some who are personal inspirations to me, and I am eager to lend any assistance I can to its ongoing mission.” Continued Below
Belichick and Trump have formed a strong bond over the years and it has continued despite the President’s tough stance on NFL players who protested the National Anthem.
In 2016, Belichick wrote a letter to the President, congratulating him for his “tremendous campaign.” We leave you with a video of the President reading the letter to his supporters.