Former US President Donald Trump once alluded to which Premier League team has his allegiance
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Former US President Donald Trump once hinted at which Premier League club has his allegiance after turning down Piers Morgan’s request to become an Arsenal fan.
During an interview with Morgan on ITV, the former Good Morning Britain host took aim at Arsenal legend Arsene Wenger as he wanted a “strong leader” at the club.
“We need a strong leader, who believes in a strong defensive wall, who believes in winning at all costs,” Morgan said at the time.
He added: “Who only wants big trophies.”
Trump’s son Barron, now 17 years old, has previously been pictured wearing an Arsenal kit on the White House lawn during his father’s presidency.
Morgan then presented Trump with an Arsenal shirt with the No 45 on the back -- a reference to him being the 45th US president -- and his surname.
Trump acknowledged that Barron ‘loves’ the sport before Morgan asked him if he was an Arsenal fan much like himself and his son.
However, the 76-year-old American then alluded to Arsenal’s rivals Manchester United after claiming he has a “friend” who owns the Old Trafford outfit.
“That’s beautiful, I have a son who does love this sport,” Trump said in response to the shirt.
Morgan responded: “And he loves Arsenal, right?”
He added: “Are you an Arsenal fan, too?”
Trump responded: “Not particularly, no.”
When asked by Morgan for him not to “kill the dream,” Trump said: “I have a friend who owns Manchester United.”
According to reports in 2016, United director Edward Glazer made a £45,000 donation during Trump’s US presidential campaign.
Trump has been out of the White House since his 2020 presidential defeat to incumbent President Joe Biden and made unsubstantiated voter fraud claims about the election.
The former Apprentice host has confirmed his intention to seek the Republican nomination for the 2024 presidential election.