President Donald Trump would ask Bill Belichick for military advice, can't decide between coach, Tom Brady after offseason split

By WEEI 93.7

President Donald Trump joined The Hugh Hewitt Show to discuss a number of different topics on Tuesday, including college football this upcoming season, China, Joe Biden and more.

Within the interview, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady came up.

The president said if he was in a military battle, he would ask the coach for advice.

"You know, if I ever had a military battle, I’d call up Belichick and say what do you think? What do you think? Give me a couple of ideas," Trump said.

He was also asked to choose between Belichick and Brady when it comes to having the better chance of winning the Super Bowl this year, but he couldn't really decide.

"Well, I would say this. You’ve got, if you ask me coach on coach, I like that as a better question," Trump said. "You always have to hit me with these very tough questions. I think they’re both going to do great. They’re both friends of mine. I’ll tell you, Belichick is an incredible coach, and I think he’s going to do really well. This guy just knows how to win. And he’s a very good friend of mine. He’s a winner."

The president added: "And I think Tom, you know, Tom picked a team where they have a very good offensive line and supposedly great receivers, great receivers. And he did that on purpose. He didn’t pick a team just for the dollars. He picked a team that really supposedly has some real talent that hasn’t quite gotten there, and in a long time. So I think Tom’s going to be an interesting person to watch."

While Trump said it will be an interesting season, if players kneel during the national anthem he said he won't be watching.

"It’s going to be very interesting to watch. But I won’t watch -- I won’t watch if people don’t stand for the national anthem," he said. "If they kneel, I don’t watch, including the Super Bowl. With that being said, we’re helping the NFL greatly on getting going, etc., etc. But I won’t care and I won’t watch if they don’t stand for the national anthem, and that’s what’s happened to basketball. I don’t know if you’ve seen what’s going on with basketball."

Belichick wrote a letter to Trump ahead of the 2016 election, while Brady had a Trump hat in his locker the year before.