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Donald Trump Tackles a Tough Question: Is Joe Flacco Elite?

GOP frontrunner weighs in on the status of the Baltimore Ravens’ quarterback during a Twitter Q&A

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Both of these guys are winners, at least according to Donald Trump.

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Once upon a time (and like four combovers ago), Donald Trump owned the New Jersey Generals, a USFL team that featured Heisman winners Herschel Walker and Doug Flutie. And we all know how he feels about Twitter, his preferred platform for spleen venting and dating advice.

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So it should come as no surprise that on Monday, Trump found a way to combine his two great passions, hosting a Twitter Q&A that ended up being oddly football-specific.

How specific? Well, of the thousands of questions submitted through the hashtag #AskTrump, Donald decided to answer a dozen of them – two of which had to do with NFL quarterbacks. For starters, he was asked how the Dallas Cowboys could survive without star signal caller Tony Romo, lost for at least two months to a fractured clavicle. And, well, Trump says they’ll have to lean on their defense if they hope to make the playoffs.

“It’s a terrible thing for the Dallas Cowboys. Tony is a great guy, I know him. It certainly will hurt Dallas, but their defense is excellent,” he said. “Not good news.”

It bears mention that, in the middle of that statement, Trump called an audible, segueing into a spiel about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady – “he just came out and endorsed me; he had another fantastic game, a total winner” – before getting back on message. Because, why not?

Then came questions about providing services to the homeless, fixing the student debt crisis and helping 9/11 first responders, each of which provided Trump with the opportunity to bloviate at great length without actually saying anything of substance. But then, he fielded a question from one intrepid NFL fan, who finally managed to get the GOP frontrunner to weigh in on an issue that has dogged Republicans since the first debate: “Is Joe Flacco an Elite Quarterback?”

To his credit, Trump didn’t duck the issue. That’s more than we can say about Mike Huckabee.

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