Published On: Tue, Aug 2nd, 2016

Donald Trump complains about NFL games conflicting with his debates

The Republican Nominee recently complained that the NFL games are conflicting with his debates. Donald Trump is referring to the Presidential debates that will coincide with some of the NFL games.

According to George Stephanopoulos of the ABCNews, Trump said that the NFL wrote him a letter arguing that the Presidential debates are going to conflict with the games on September 26 and October 9.

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The game that would happen on the 26th is between the Atlanta Falcons and the New Orleans Saints. On the other hand, the second game would pit the Green Bay Packers against the New York Giants.

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The NFL league, however, denied that they sent Trump a letter. This pertains to the latter complaining that the debates are being held to some of the games.

“We did not write a letter, but we obviously prefer the debates on a different night than scheduled games”, an NFL spokesman said in a statement.

Donald’s campaign source has told something different to what the NFL said.

“Mr. Trump was made aware of the conflicting dates by a source close to the league”, according to the source. They added that it would be a disappointing thing for millions of voters who will now choose what to watch on those dates.

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Moreover, the Commission on Presidential Debates has released a report saying that they already started working more than 18 months ago. The Commission added that they needed to work earlier to see other important events. This includes the NFL games that would potentially conflict with the political event.

Trump also stated to ABC News that Hilary Clinton and Bernie Sanders were both against the NFL. This may be his reason on the dates being conflicted with some of the NFL games.

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