Donald Trump still interested in buying Buffalo Bills

ORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (WIVB) – Donald Trump is very motivated to become an NFL owner and is interested in the Buffalo Bills, according to members of the political community who met with billionaire businessman on Monday.

In a meeting in NYC, Michael Caputo, who attended the meeting with GOP Chairman Nick Langworthy, says Trump is awaiting next steps by present ownership when it comes to the Bills, much as are other interested parties. Caputo says, “[Trump] is 100 percent committed to keeping them in Buffalo.”

In an interview on WBEN earlier this month, Trump made it clear that if he does buy the team, he would keep the Bills in Western New York, calling the Bills a “storied franchise” and “vital to our area.”

“A group of people called me, would I be interested in investing, and I’ll take a look at it. I look at lot of things; it’s certainly a wonderful franchise. The people are amazing; the fans are amazing in Buffalo. It would be catastrophic in my opinion if Buffalo lost the Buffalo Bills,” Trump said.

Though those who met with Trump believe his sincerity about the Bills, some remain skeptical.

For months, Trump flirted with the idea of running for NYS Governor against incumbent Andrew Cuomo. But he stated to run as a Republican, he would have to have a united party standing behind him.

After Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino announced his bid for governor, Trump announced he would not run after all and alluded to having bigger plans in mind. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

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