Report confirms that Bill Belichick sent supportive letter to Donald Trump on eve of election

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick sent a supportive letter to Donald Trump on the eve of the election, CSN New England confirmed on Tuesday morning.

Trump, speaking at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, on Monday night, said he was pleased to have the support of both Belichick and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. He went on to read a letter he said Belichick sent him.

Though many observers initially questioned the letter's authenticity, sources confirmed to CSNNE's Tom Curran that Belichick did indeed send the letter that Trump read onstage Monday in front of a New England crowd.

Here's the note that Trump read:

"Congratulations on a tremendous campaign. You have dealt with an unbelievable slanted and negative media, and have come out beautifully — beautifully. You've proved to be the ultimate competitor and fighter. Your leadership is amazing. I have always had tremendous respect for you, but the toughness and perseverance you have displayed over the past year is remarkable. Hopefully tomorrow's election results will give the opportunity to make America great again. Best wishes for great results tomorrow.

Bill"

Brady voted on Monday. He has not said publicly whom he is supporting, though a hat with Trump's "Make America Great Again" slogan seen in his locker last year did fuel speculation.

Gisele Bündchen, Brady's wife, was asked on Instagram last week whether she and her husband were supporting Trump. In the comments, she replied: "NO!"

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