As the 2016 race for the White House continues to heat up, more and more public figures are throwing their support behind their preferred candidate.READ MORE: Rangers Stay Red Hot, Get 4 Points From Panarin In Rout Of Blackhawks
Now, you can ostensibly add Bills coach Rex Ryan to the list of those supporting Donald Trump in the upcoming 2016 election.
The boisterous Bills head coach introduced Trump at his rally at Buffalo’s First Niagara Center on Monday night in advance of the New York primary elections.
“We’re all here tonight because we support Donald Trump,” Ryan said in his remarks.
Ryan continued: “He’ll say what’s on his mind. You’ll see people that want to say the same thing, but the big difference is they don’t have the courage to say it.”READ MORE: NYC Hospitality Alliance: Mayor De Blasio 'Grinch' For Vaccine Mandate That May Keep Tourists With Young Children Away
Trump, for his part, called Ryan a “great coach” and said that the former Jets coach won championships in New York. While Ryan took the Jets to the AFC Championship game twice, he never won.
While Trump might not need Ryan’s help to secure delegates from the New York primary (according to CBS News, he currently leads Ted Cruz 54 percent to 21 percent), having Ryan’s help can’t hurt Trump’s chances upstate.
When Ryan was asked whether this was an endorsement of Trump, he punted in a sense and said he was “100 percent” behind Chris Christie, who bowed out of the race and has been campaigning alongside Trump (unconvincingly, at times)
However, Ryan’s perceived endorsement is unlikely to help Trump out among Jets fans planning on voting in Tuesday’s primary – especially with last year’s season finale still fresh in fans’ minds.
On top of that, there’s no love lost between Jets’ owner Woody Johnson and Trump or Ryan.
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