HOUSTON (CBSMiami/AP) — President Donald Trump is predicting an 8-point victory by the New England Patriots in Super Bowl LI.
Trump made the prediction during a Fox News interview taped Saturday and aired a few hours before the game.
Before kickoff, Tom Brady was seen taking the field and firing up New England fans with a couple of fist pumps as he finished a run toward the end zone covered with the Patriots logo.
Brady is trying to become the first quarterback to win five Super Bowls. It would give him one more than Terry Bradshaw and Joe Montana.
The Patriots are going for their fifth title as well. From the sound of things during the pregame, they’ve got plenty of support at Houston’s NRG Stadium.
While Trump counts Patriots quarterback Tom Brady as a friend and says he likes coach Bill Belichick and owner Bob Kraft, he also praises the Atlanta Falcons as a “fantastic team.”
But, Trump says, “You have to stick up for your friends, right?”
Trump tells Fox News host Bill O’Reilly that the Patriots are more comfortable because they’ve been to the big game before. He says, “Once you’ve done it, there’s a lot less pressure.”
The Patriots have won the Super Bowl four times while the Falcons have played for the championship once and lost.
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