Trump welcomes Urban Meyer to the glitzy golf club’s Super Bowl party — but there’s no sign of Melania
Fired NFL coach Urban Meyer joined former President Donald Trump at his annual Super Bowl bash on Sunday night, where guests at his West Palm Beach golf club dined on a menu of wings, hot dogs and hamburgers.
An attendee said Trump’s attorney Rudy Giuliani was also present, but New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick was seen earlier in the weekend at the nearby resort town of former president, Mar-a-Lago, had not been spotted.
Also missing was former first lady Melania Trump, who is rarely seen at the golf club.
The guest told DailyMail.com that Trump looked in his element as he chatted football with Meyer, who lost his job with the Jacksonville Jaguars before their disastrous season even ended.
‘He was happy. In a good mood,” the guest said. ‘It was very fun.’
Guests were served by staff dressed in striped umpire uniforms as the Los Angeles Rams beat the Cincinnati Bengals on the big screen.
Urban Meyer (back, center) and Bill Belichick (second from right) pose with friends at Mar-a-Lago, former President Donald Trump’s Florida club
The party capped off a busy weekend at Trump’s political headquarters in Florida.
On Friday, Mar-a-Lago held a fundraiser for Harriet Hageman, who is challenging Rep. Liz Cheney for the Republican nomination in her Wyoming district.
And photos posted on social media showed Belichick and Meyer getting ready for a night out at the Palm Beach club.
Details emerged the same day as an excerpt from a new book revealed the ups and downs of Trump and Belichick’s relationship.
‘This Will Not Pass’ will be released by Simon & Schuster on May 3, 2022
Trump told the authors of “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” that the coach’s refusal to accept the Medal of Freedom after the January 6 attack on the U.S. Capitol l had irritated.
Trump felt Belichick “chickened off”, he told Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns, when he became one of four people in history to decline the honor.
“One of the rejections that bothered him the most came from Bill Belichick, the legendary New England Patriots coach who turned down Trump’s attempt to award him the Presidential Medal of Freedom,” they wrote. in an excerpt published by Yahoo Sports.
“Immediately after the riot, it just wasn’t possible for him to appear with Trump.
“At the time,” Trump said, “Belichick was ‘chickening off’.
“But understand,” Trump said, “the coach had just golfed a week earlier at Trump’s nearby course. Trump had met him there on the penultimate hole.
“’He came to see me on the 17th,’ recounts the former commander-in-chief with delight.
Stretching credulity for anyone familiar with Belichick’s gruff persona, Trump claimed, ‘He hugged me and kissed me.
The coach sent a letter of endorsement to Trump ahead of the 2016 election.
Belichick presented Trump with a Patriots helmet at the White House in 2017 during a ceremony honoring their LI Super Bowl victory. But Trump was upset when the coach refused the Presidential Medal of Freedom following the violence on January 6 last year.
Meyer was fired as head coach of the Jacksonville Jaguars in December after a poor season
‘Congratulations on a great campaign. You’ve dealt with incredibly slanted and negative media, and you’ve come out of it beautifully — beautifully,’ the letter says, according to Trump.
“You have proven yourself to be the ultimate competitor and fighter. Your leadership is incredible.
“I have always had immense respect for you, but the tenacity and perseverance you have shown over the past year is remarkable.
“Let’s hope tomorrow’s election results provide an opportunity to make America great again. Best wishes for great results tomorrow.
Meyer was fired in December when his Jaguars team went 2-11.
His success as a college coach did not translate to success in the NFL. Worse still, he apologized to the team after a video emerged of him with a woman who was not his wife at his restaurant in Ohio.