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Donald Trump dumps the Patriots for the Bills

Elite pandering.

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Donald Trump apparently thinks Rex Ryan won two championships with the Jets. The Bills coach got a little extra something when he introduced Donald Trump to a rally in Buffalo on Monday night: two championships! And they say America never wins anymore.

The saddest part of the whole affair was Trump's A-level pandering to an audience of supporters who may or may not have been all that enthusiastic about the Bills. He reminded them that he tried to buy the Bills for a billion dollars, reassured them that the team was in good hands with the bidders who beat him out, the Pegulas (who he said "overpaid" for the team in 2014), and promised even more made-up championships for Ryan. He also confused 9-11 for 7-11.

"And I'm going to be rooting for the Buffalo Bills this year. Believe me," he added.

We know he wasn't going to throw his weight behind the Jets, since owner Woody Johnson, who was a Jeb! Bush backer. The real problem with his Bills endorsement is that Trump's been an unabashed supporter of Tom Brady and the Patriots, the Bills' hated rivals. Trump locked up the Massachusetts delegates on March 1, so he was technically free to recast his fandom in the name of votes.

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