With four days to go before the US election, one of the greatest hockey players of all time has put his support behind Donald Trump.
Bobby Orr took out a full-page ad in the New Hampshire Union Leader today, supporting the current president, who is seeking re-election. New Hampshire is a swing state in the upcoming election, as it was won by Hillary Clinton by just a 0.4% margin in 2016.
The ad, paid for by Orr, features a photo of the former Boston Bruins star and his wife, Peggy, posing with Trump.
“President Trump has delivered for all the American people, regardless of race, gender, or station in life,” Orr says in the ad. “That’s the kind of teammate I want.”
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. A native of Parry Sound, Ontario, 72-year-old Orr moved to Boston in 1966, becoming one of the greatest players in NHL history over the next decade.
“I want my grandchildren to know the America I know, a place of patriotism and opportunity.”
— Patrick Hynes (@patjhynes) October 30, 2020
Here’s what Orr said in the ad:
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.