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Robert Saleh has revealed how honored he felt after answering the call of former President, Donald Trump.
Following the New York Jets' thrilling 31-30 win over Cleveland in Week 2 of the NFL season, Saleh found his phone ringing with the 45th President on the other line.
'Love him or hate him — and I'm not a politician, I'm a football coach — to get a call from a current or former president is pretty cool,' Saleh said on ESPN Radio New York's, The Michael Kay Show.
Naturally, Saleh did not have the former President's number on-hand, and expected the call was from his team's owner, Woody Johnson, who was in attendance at Trump's North Carolina rally last Friday.
'I thought it was Mr. Johnson, so I picked it up,' he added. 'It was pretty cool, that's something you expect ever to be honest with you.
'It was surprising and if you would have told 20-year-old me that one day I would get a call from a president of the United States congratulating us on a win as an NFL head coach, I'd have told you to get the hell out of my face, man. You gotta be lying. So, it's pretty surreal.'
Jets head coach Robert Saleh has revealed how honored he felt after answering the call of former President, Donald Trump
Following the New York Jets' thrilling 31-30 win over Cleveland in Week 2 of the NFL season, the 45th President of the United States phoned the New York Jets head coach
'The Jets game last week,... so there's like a minute and 37 seconds left, they're down by 13 points and they were having a tough game, and they don't even have the ball,' Trump began, with onlookers blankly awaiting the relevancy of New York's Week 2 win.
'I think the chances of them winning was one one-hundredth of one per cent, and nobody would take the bet.
'They got some kind of fumble, they threw a long pass it was caught, they got to seven... and then they got an onside kick, this took place over like about a minute and a quarter.
Trump had also praised Saleh and the Jets during a rally ahead of the midterm elections
'They received... they got an onside kick, and they went for a touchdown and they won the game, because the other