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Trump Responds to Charges Against Robert Kraft

'Very sad,' but president notes that his friend has denied the prostitution allegations
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 22, 2019 5:15 PM CST
In this 2017 file photo, President Trump is presented with a New England Patriots jersey from Patriots owner Robert Kraft, right, and head coach Bill Belichick.   (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

(Newser) – President Trump defended friend Robert Kraft on Friday after news broke that the Patriots owner has been charged with soliciting prostitution. The situation is "very sad" and "I was very surprised to see it," said the president, per the Hill. But Trump also made a point to note that Kraft has denied the allegations and "proclaimed his innocence totally." The 77-year-old Kraft is a widower, and Kraft's son has previously said that Trump was "there for him" during "the worst time in my dad's life"—the death of his wife, Myra, in 2011, reports People. Police say Kraft twice visited a Florida massage parlor for sex, his arrest being just one of many in a large sex-trafficking investigation. (Read more Robert Kraft stories.)

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