Donald Trump wants to make the New York Jets great again, and he knows just how to do it: By recruiting owner Woody Johnson to join his team.
One day after Gang Green crashed and burned in Buffalo – missing out on the playoffs for a fifth straight season in the process – the bilious billionaire took to Twitter to fire a few shots at Johnson, who just so happens to serve as the campaign finance chair for Trump’s rival, Jeb Bush. And according to the Donald’s transitive theory of loserdom (or the voices in his head) that was enough to sink the Jets…and he wasn’t about to let anyone forget it.
“Woody Johnson, owner of the N.Y. Jets, is Jeb Bush’s finance chairman,” Trump crowed. “If Woody would’ve been with me, he would’ve been in the playoffs, at least.”
Don’t believe him? Just look at Trump’s good friend, Tom Brady. Sure, he’s barely able to walk, but he’s in the playoffs. Meanwhile, Ryan Fitzpatrick just threw another interception somewhere near Tonawanda and Jeb is less popular than Geno Smith (though at least he has a good fantasy football team). And it’s all because of that loser, Woody…who used to be Trump’s pal. We wonder who Fireman Ed is voting for?
Meanwhile, it bears mention that when Trump says “at least,” he’s probably overselling things just a tad – especially considering the USFL team he once owned, the New Jersey Generals, went 0-2 in the playoffs. But since when did the Donald let the facts get in the way of a good narrative?