He called me every week to see how I was doing, invited me to things, tried to lift my spirits.
He was one of five or six people that were like that.
Trump was often shown on television sitting with Kraft in the owner's suite in Foxborough.
So, how does Kraft reconcile his own politics - in addition to living in his home state, which is staunchly Democrat -- and his friendship with Trump?
New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft said in a recent BBC interview that he gave players the choice on how to address the national anthem ahead of games.