DALLAS, TX - SEPTEMBER 14: Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks during a campaign rally at the American Airlines Center on September 14, 2015 in Dallas, Texas. More than 20,000 tickets have been distributed for the event. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Ahead of the Super Bowl, Donald Trump calls out NFL commissioner Roger Goodell

The President backs the Patriots against Roger Goodell.

It's pretty clear that President Donald Trump is on the side of New England Patriots, and he made that more clear on Thursday with thanks to an article from the New York Times.

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In the interview, Trump describes NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell as "stupid", "a dope", and a "weak guy" in a response to the punishment that Tom Brady and the Patriots received in the wake of the DeflateGate scandal.

From the New York Times:

"The commissioner is a weak guy," Trump said. "When he made the Ray Rice deal, everybody said: You're stupid. You're weak. And it was such a weak deal. So now he's going overboard with their star, Brady."

He added: "The commissioner is a dope. He's a stupid guy."

Commissioner Goodell isn't exactly popular in most media circles, and it is no surprise that Trump — who certainly isn't afraid to speak his mind — would call out the Commissioner in favor of his buddies with the Patriots.