President Trump knew Jon Bon Jovi wasn’t going to make the Buffalo Bills nice.
A group push to cease the rocker from shopping for the soccer workforce in 2014 reportedly had a shock instigator: the then-real property mogul, who was additionally in talks to purchase the Bills.
Part of that push got here from a fan group known as 12th Man Thunder, which pulled collectively hundreds of signatures for a petition, handed out “Bon Jovi Free Zone” posters and known as for a ban of the group’s music on radio stations.
According to Michael Caputo, a Buffalo public relations advisor who additionally labored on Trump’s presidential marketing campaign, the true property developer was behind 12th Man Thunder, particularly specializing in rumors that Bon Jovi needed to maneuver the Bills to Canada.
”Mr. Trump was satisfied that the group wouldn’t stand for a transfer,” Caputo mentioned.
”So he despatched me off to attempt to arrange one thing with native followers to get that rolling.”
Ultimately, neither man went house completely happy; Buffalo Sabres homeowners Terry and Kim Pegula purchased the workforce for $1.four billion in September 2014.
A month later, Trump tweeted that he was “glad” he hadn’t gained the bid.
“Even though I refused to pay a ridiculous price for the Buffalo Bills, I would have produced a winner. Now that won’t happen,” he wrote.
“The people of Buffalo should be happy Terry Pegula got the team but I hope he does better w/the Bills than he has w/the Sabres. Good luck! The @nfl games are so boring now that actually, I’m glad I didn’t get the Bills. Boring games, too many flags, too soft!”
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