While presidential candidate Donald Trump was campaigning in Reno, Nevada he revealed to the audience he doesn't watch much football on TV anymore, saying the NFL had gone "soft" like the the U.S.A.
"Football has become soft like how the country has become soft," he said.
"What used to be a violent hit, a great tackle," he said, now results in penalties never called in the past against such Hall of Famer defenders as Dick Butkus and Lawrence Taylor. "You used to see these tackles and it was incredible to watch. Now the whole game is so screwed up."
And he drew a connection between the NFL and America.
"They become soft, they became weak and they disappeared," he said. "If I become president of the United States, we are going to be so strong."
Trump also talked about the wall he wants to build between the U.S. and Mexico. "They couldn't get an environmental impact study approved to build the wall ... because of a snail, or a turtle or a snake was in the way," he said.
Trump told the voters he plans on winning the Nevada GOP caucuses at the end of February.
"In this state, we are way ahead but you have to register or you can't vote. If you don't vote, this country is going to go to hell," he said.
"In New Hampshire, we are through the roof. People are already saying, who's going to be second in New Hampshire? I love hearing that," he said. "If we win Iowa, I think we're going to run the table."