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A day after golf icon Jack Nicklaus felt the need to inform the world of what was already pretty obvious, NHL Hall of Famer and Boston Bruins legend Bobby Orr made it known that he would also be voting for Donald Trump in the upcoming U.S. election by buying a full-page ad in Friday's New Hampshire Union Leader endorsing the current president.
"Everyone has an opinion as our upcoming Presidential election approaches, and I am no different. When I look at America during these turbulent times, I keep trying to separate style from substance, fact from fiction,” Orr wrote.
"This much I know. Our current president has had to operate under extremely difficult conditions over the past several years. In addition, no leader anywhere signed up with the idea that dealing with a worldwide pandemic would be part of their mandate. The attacks on our President have been unrelenting since the day he took office. Despite that, President Trump has delivered for all the American people, regardless of race, gender, or station in life.
"That's the kind of teammate I want.
"Perhaps you do not like his tweets or how the President says things sometimes, and that is your right. But remember this is not a personality contest; it's about policies and the people those policies assist.
"I have never done anything like this before, but I am greatly concerned for the country in which I have raised my family – a country I have grown to love deeply. I want my grandchildren to know the America I know, a place of patriotism and opportunity.
"Some of you may still be undecided at this point. Your vote for President Trump would help keep America moving forward in the years ahead.
"So please, join Peggy and me in supporting President Donald J. Trump for re-election in this important election."
The full-page layout features a photo of the 72-year-old from Parry Sound, Ont., and his wife Peggy posing with Trump and giving a “thumbs up.” Orr is just the latest sports legend to endorse Trump this week alone, joining Nicklaus and Pro Football Hall of Famer Brett Favre as front-seat passengers on the ol’ Trump train.
Orr, now a top NHL player agent with clients that include Oilers captain Connor McDavid and Leafs star Auston Matthews, played in 12 NHL seasons with Boston and the Chicago Blackhawks, winning two Stanley Cups, eight Norris Trophies and three Hart Trophies along the way.
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