- Donald Trump was apparently fueled to run for President after he was denied a chance to buy the Buffalo Bills
- Fans are reacting in shock to the news Stephen A. Smith dropped about a phone call he received from Trump in 2014
- Read more NFL news here
Stephen A. Smith dropped a bombshell on the sports world Thursday morning while recollecting about a phone call he received back in 2014.
On the other line of that phone call? Former President Donald Trump.
The call was in reference to Trump’s pursuit to buy the Buffalo Bills franchise, a move that was ultimately denied by the NFL owners. Take a listen to what Smith said was discussed in that conversation with the former leader of the United States.
Stephen A Smith shared that Donald Trump called him in 2014 when attempting to buy the Buffalo Bills and told him-
“If they screw me over. I am going to show them. I’m going to get them all back I’m going to run for President of the United States." pic.twitter.com/pw8tUef1tc
— Awful Announcing (@awfulannouncing) May 26, 2022
Stephen A. Smith recalls a conversation with Donald Trump about buying the Buffalo Bills
When speaking with Damien Woody on an ESPN segment, Smith remembered a phone call between him and Trump prior to his presidential term.
“In 2014, Donald Trump wanted to purchase the Buffalo Bills… This was before he ever decided to run for President. Donald Trump called yours truly, that would be me, and he said that he wanted to purchase the Buffalo Bills. And I’ll never forget what he said to me. He said, ‘If those owners screw me over, I’m going to show them. I’m going to get them all back. I’m going to run for President of the United States.”
We all know that Trump thinks highly of himself, but for that to be his reason for running for office is absurd.
It worked out for him as he landed a four-year term, and during those four years, he criticized Colin Kaepernick for his stance against the police force in the United States.
Smith went on to say that Trump politicized Kaepernick’s actions, as well as the NFL’s response to police brutality, as his way of getting revenge on the owners that spurned him of an opportunity to purchase an NFL organization.
“I bring up the relevancy of that because it wasn’t about Colin Kaepernick, it was him politicizing the situation for his own benefit to cause havoc for NFL owners who had screwed him over.”
Wow. Fans were quick to react to the breaking story.
NFL fans react to Stephen A’s story about Trump and the Bills
Some didn’t believe the story from Stephen A. Smith. How did he hold on to that for eight years?
— katie dzwierzynski (@kdzwierzynski) May 26, 2022
Definitely happened, totally not made up
— Evan 🤠 (@EvWerb) May 26, 2022
Smith holding on to this story for 8 years? Highly unlikely
— PGA Jesus (@PGA_Jesus) May 26, 2022
— SportsSteady Podcast (@SportsSteadyPC) May 26, 2022
Others just laughed at the hilarity of the thought that Trump would go to this length to get back at the NFL. While also, of course, blaming the Bills.
So the Bills are to blame for everything is what I’m taking away https://t.co/5ITwuzKImB
— Josh Kail (@THATJoshKail) May 26, 2022
It’s somehow always the bills fault. https://t.co/uysTzhDznC
— Timothy Leary (@smashingt) May 26, 2022
As for Kaepernick, the underlying topic of this story, he’s looking to join the Las Vegas Raiders’ roster. And according to recent reports, there’s a good chance that it could happen.