'The kind of teammate I want': Bobby Orr endorses Trump in full page newspaper ad

Dylan McCullough | October 30, 2020 in Sports

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With only days to go before the US election, hockey legend Bobby Orr has made it abundantly clear who he's voting for. 

On Friday, Orr took out a full-page ad in the New Hampshire Union Leader featuring a photo of the former Boston Bruins star and his wife, Peggy, posing with Donald Trump.

Photo Credit: Twitter.

The ad was paid for by Orr, who lives in the swing state of New Hampshire where Hilary Clinton won by just a 0.4% margin in 2016.

In the advert, Orr added that he’s “never done anything like this before” but is “greatly concerned” for the country that he’s raised his family in. 

Here's the ad in full: 

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.

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.

Respectfully, 

Bobby Orr

A native of Parry Sound, Ontario, 72-year-old Orr moved to Boston in 1966 to play in the NHL, winning two Stanley Cups, eight Norris Trophies and three Hart Trophies along the way.

Other prominent athletes to recently endorse Trump include golf legend Jack Nicklaus and former NFL quarterback Brett Favre.

The US election on Tuesday, Nov. 3.

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