Jacksonville Jaguars owner says Trump is 'jealous' of the NFL

Shad Khan, the owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars, is citing one of President Trump's failed business ventures as the reason behind recent turmoil between the White House and the NFL. 

"This is a very personal issue with him," Khan told USA TODAY Sports

"He's been elected president, where maybe a great goal he had in life to own an NFL team is not very likely." 

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Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones arrives for the NFL owners meeting in New York City, NY, U.S. October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Chairman of the New York Giants Steve Tisch arrives for the NFL owners meeting in New York City, NY, U.S. October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
New England Patriots Owner Robert Kraft arrives for the NFL owners meeting in New York City, NY, U.S. October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Buffalo Bills owner Terry Pegula and Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank arrive together for the NFL owners meeting in New York City, NY, U.S. October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Owner of the Jacksonville Jaguars Shahid Khan arrives for the NFL owners meeting in New York City, U.S., October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
President of the New York Giants John Mara arrives for the NFL owners meeting in New York City, U.S., October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Chairman and CEO of the Philadelphia Eagles Jeffrey Lurie arrives for the NFL owners meeting in New York City, U.S., October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
Oct 17, 2017; New York, NY, USA; New York Giants chairman and executive vice president Steve Tisch attends the NFL owners meeting at Conrad Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 17, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones at the NFL owners meeting at Conrad Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Catalina Fragoso-USA TODAY Sports
Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones speaks to members of the media as he exits the NFL owners meeting in New York City, U.S. October 17, 2017. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid
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In 2014, Trump attempted to purchase the Buffalo Bills after the death of team owner Ralph Wilson, but his bid failed. The team was instead sold to Terrence Pegula and his wife, Kim, who also own the NHL's Buffalo Sabres. 

“Let’s get real," Khan continued. “The attacks on Muslims, the attacks on minorities, the attacks on Jews. I think the NFL doesn’t even come close to that on the level of being offensive. Here, it’s about money, or messing with -- trying to soil a league or a brand that he’s jealous of.”

Khan, who purchased the Jaguars in 2011, is a self-made billionaire from Pakistan. 

Earlier this year, Khan was one of several billionaires who donated to President Trump's inaugural committee, but he has since changed his tune, calling Trump a "great divider."

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The history of the Jacksonville Jaguars
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The history of the Jacksonville Jaguars
ROSEMONT, IL - NOVEMBER 30, 1993: (L-R) NFL Commissioner Paul Tagliabue, team owner Wayne Weaver and Jacksonville, Florida Mayor Ed Austin show off the jersey for the Jacksonville Jaguars the newest NFL expansion team on November 30, 1993 in Rosemont, Illinois. The Jaguars joined the Carolina Panthers giving the expanded NFL 30 teams. (Photo by Sporting News via Getty Images)
ROSEMONT, : Delores Weaver(L) and Betty Petway(C), wives of Jacksonville Jaguars owners J. Wayne Weaver and Tom Petway, are joined by newspaper publisher Carl Cannon(R) 30 November 1993 as they react to the announcement by National Football League(NFL) Commissioner Paul Tagliabue awarding the city the 30th NFL franchise. (Photo credit should read CHRIS WILKINS/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 22: Tony Boselli of Southern California reacts to the cheers of the crowd with his friend Angie Awlora after he was the second pick in the 1995 NFL Draft 22 April by the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Jaguars are one of two expansion teams in this year's draft. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read MARK PHILLIPS/AFP/Getty Images)
29 Jul 1995: The Jacksonville Jaguars look on during the Hall of Fame Game against the Carolina Panthers in Canton, Ohio. The Panthers won the game, 20-14.
BALTIMORE, MD - SEPTEMBER 10: Mark Brunell #8 of the Jacksonville Jaguars scrambles with the ball against the Baltimore Ravens during an NFL football game September 10, 2000 at PSINet Stadium in Baltimore, Maryland. Brunell played for the Jaguars from 1995-2003. (Photo by Focus on Sport/Getty Images)
12 Jan 1997: Wide receiver Ray Lucas #15 of the New England Patriots attempts to stop defensive back Chris Hudson #37 of the Jacksonville Jaguars during the AFC Championship game played at the Foxboro Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. The Patriots won
JACKSONVILLE, : Fred Taylor (R) of the Jacksonville Jaguars runs past a diving Calvin Jackson of the Miami Dolphins during the first half 15 January 2000, in their AFC Divisional playoff game at Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville, FL. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, : The scoreboard is pictured at the end of the AFC Divisional playoff game between the Miami Dolphins and the Jacksonville Jaguars 15 January 200 at Alltell Stadium in Jacksonville, FL. The 62 points are an AFC record for a playoff game. (ELECTRONIC IMAGE) AFP PHOTO/Robert SULLIVAN (Photo credit should read ROBERT SULLIVAN/AFP/Getty Images)
Jacksonville Jaguars coach Jack Del Rio watches play Sunday, September 14, 2003 at Alltel Stadium, Jacksonville. The Buffalo Bills defeated the Jaguars 38 - 17. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
INDIANAPOLIS - OCTOBER 24: Josh Scobee #10 of the Jacksonville Jaguars waves to the shouting crowd at the end of the game after he kicked the winning field goal against the Indianapolis Colts to win the game 27-24 on October 24, 2004 at the RCA Dome in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Robert Laberge/Getty Images)
FOXBOROUGH, MA - JANUARY 7: Jacksonville's #34 Alvin Pearman fumbles the ball, which New England recovered. The New England Patriots face the Jacksonville Jaguars in an AFC Wild Card Playoff game at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, MA on Jan. 7, 2006. (Photo by Barry Chin/The Boston Globe via Getty Images)
PITTSBURGH - DECEMBER 16: Quarterback David Garrard #9 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks to pass against the Pittsburgh Steelers as snow falls during a game at Heinz Field on December 16, 2007 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Jaguars defeated the Steelers 29-22. (Photo by George Gojkovich/Getty Images)
TAMPA, FL - AUGUST 23: Running back Fred Taylor #28 of the Jacksonville Jaguars rushes upfield against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on August 23, 2008 in Tampa, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - DECEMBER 17: Maurice Jones-Drew #32 of the Jacksonville Jaguarsruns the ball against the Indianapolis Colts at Jacksonville Municipal Stadium on December 17, 2009 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - NOVEMBER 1: Terrance Knighton #96 of the Jacksonville Jaguars looks on during the game against the Tennessee Titans during the game at LP Field on November 1, 2009 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
PHILADELPHIA - AUGUST 27: Cornerback Asante Samuel #22 of the Philadelphia Eagles and teammates enter the stadium during the game against the Jacksonville Jaguars on August 27, 2009 at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 28: NFL Commissoner Roger Goodell poses for a photo with Blaine Gabbert, #11 overall pick by the Jacksonville Jaguars, holds up a jersey during the 2011 NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall on April 28, 2011 in New York City. (Photo by Chris Trotman/Getty Images)
NASHVILLE, TN - DECEMBER 24: Blaine Gabbert #11 of the Jacksonville Jaguars directs his receivers into position during play against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 24, 2011 in Nashville, Tennessee. The Titans won 23-17. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - JANUARY 01: Shahid Khan, the new owner of of the Jacksonville Jaguars, watches warmups before play against the Indianapolis Colts January 1, 2012 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Al Messerschmidt/Getty Images)
Flags on the pitch at Wembley Stadium before the NFL game (Photo by AMA/Corbis via Getty Images)
CLEVELAND, OHIO - DECEMBER 1, 2013: Head coach Gus Bradley of the Jacksonville Jaguars answers questions from the media during the post game press conference after a game against the Cleveland Browns at FirstEnergy Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. The Jaguars won 32-28.(Photo by David Dermer/Diamond Images/Getty Images)
08 MAY 2014: The Jacksonville Jaguars select Blake Bortles No 3 overall in the 2014 NFL Draft. Blake Bortles and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell hold a No 1 Jaguars jersey at the 2014 NFL Draft. The 2104 NFL Draft was held at Radio City Music Hall in New York City. (Photo by Rich Graessle/Icon SMI/Corbis via Getty Images)
December 28, 2014: Jacksonville Jaguars Quarterback Blake Bortles (5) during the NFL game between the Jacksonville Jaguars and the Houston Texans at NRG Stadium in Houston, TX. (Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 02: Telvin Smith of Jacksonville makes his way on to the pitch ahead of the NFL International Series match between Indianapolis Colts and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on October 2, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)
JACKSONVILLE, FL - SEPTEMBER 25: Allen Robinson #15 of the Jacksonville Jaguars throws the ball into the stands after catching a pass for a touchdown against the Baltimore Ravens during the second quarter of an NFL game on September 25, 2016 at EverBank Field in Jacksonville, Florida. (Photo by Joel Auerbach/Getty Images)
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