CSN New England confirmed this morning that Bill Belichick did indeed drop a note to Donald Trump on Monday.
The Republican presidential hopeful, speaking in Manchester, New Hampshire on Monday night said he had the backing of both the Patriots head coach and quarterback Tom Brady.
Trump, then read the Belichick letter onstage:
"Congratulations on a tremendous campaign. You have dealt with an unbelievable slanted and negative media, and have come out beautifully – beautifully. You’ve proved to be the ultimate competitor and fighter. Your leadership is amazing. I have always had tremendous respect for you, but the toughness and perseverance you have displayed over the past year is remarkable. Hopefully tomorrow’s election results will give the opportunity to make America great again. Best wishes for great results tomorrow.
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Given the nationwide loathing of the Patriots, it's hard to imagine the Belichick backing will help Trump carry assorted states that hate all things Patriot. But the imprimatur certainly won't hurt in the land of Live Free or Die.