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Trump Responds to Friend Robert Kraft Being Charged with Soliciting Prostitution

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The sports world is still reeling after New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was charged with soliciting prostitutes as part of a sting operation targeting a human trafficking ring.

According to Boston.com, Kraft was one of 25 individuals who were charged with soliciting prostitution in Jupiter, Florida, at a spa that is being linked to human trafficking.

Given Kraft’s generally good reputation, it was a surprise to many for one of the NFL’s premier owners to get swept up in such a sordid scandal.

Chief among those that were surprised? Kraft’s good friend Donald Trump.

The president didn’t delve too far into the topic, which is unsurprising given that an investigation is still ongoing and Kraft has denied he did anything illegal.

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But when broaching the topic, Trump still expressed dismay over the news.

“Well, it’s very sad,” the president said. “I was very surprised to see it.”

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Trump did make it a point to acknowledge Kraft’s denial.

“He’s proclaimed his innocence totally, and I was very surprised to see it,” he said.

Despite Kraft’s denial, Jupiter police say they have video evidence of the Patriots owner involved in sex acts.

Trump, who usually has no problem speaking his mind, was decidedly terse when discussing Kraft’s scandal. That’s likely because Kraft has a longtime friendship with the Trumps.

Kraft has gone on record describing how Trump was there for him when wife Myra Kraft died in 2011. Robert and Myra had been married from 1963 until her death.

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“When Myra died, Melania and Donald came up to the funeral in our synagogue, then they came for memorial week to visit with me,” Kraft told the New York Daily News in January 2017. “Then he called me once a week for the whole year, the most depressing year of my life when I was down and out. He called me every week to see how I was doing, invited me to things, tried to lift my spirits. He was one of five or six people that were like that. I remember that.”

It’ll be interesting to see how this situation develops. Not only is Kraft’s fate still very much up in the air, but there are reports that he might not even be the biggest name involved in the Jupiter scandal.

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Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics.
Bryan Chai has written news and sports for The Western Journal for more than two years and has produced more than 1,300 stories. He specializes in the NBA and NFL as well as politics. He graduated with a BA in Creative Writing from the University of Arizona. He is an avid fan of sports, video games, politics and debate.
Birthplace
Hawaii
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Class of 2010 University of Arizona. BEAR DOWN.
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Phoenix, Arizona
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