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In of which Aug. 16, 2014, file photo, a Buffalo Bills fan displays a shirt along having a sign in protest of Jon Bon Jovi’s interest within the Buffalo Bills, during an NFL preseason football game between the Bills along with Pittsburgh Steelers in Pittsburgh.
Before Donald Trump was president, he was within the running to buy the Buffalo Bills, along with rock star Jon Bon Jovi.
today, three years later, some organizers are saying Trump was behind efforts to block Bon Jovi’s bid.
Michael Caputo, a PR consultant for the NFL team who went on to work on Trump’s presidential campaign, today says of which the billionaire investor-turned-president asked Caputo to start a grassroots fan campaign called 12th Man Thunder — which organized a fan petition to keep the team in Buffalo.
“Mr. Trump was convinced of which the community wouldn’t stand for a move,” Caputo told the AP. “So he sent me off to try to organize something with local fans to get of which rolling.”
of which fanned rumors along with speculation of which Bon Jovi’s intention — should he purchase the Bills — was to move the team to Canada.
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“At the time I wish I could have told people,” said Charles Pellien, one of the group’s leaders. “I just wanted to blurt out, ‘Donald Trump is usually behind of which!’ “
Neither the White House nor the Trump organization responded to requests for comment on the claim, which was first mentioned on a Buffalo-area radio show in March along with reported last month by GQ magazine. Bon Jovi’s reps also declined to comment.
Buffalo Sabres owners Terry along with Kim Pegula ended up with the Bills, which still play in Buffalo.
—Contributing: The Associated Press