- Mike Rodak, ESPN Staff Writer
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Donald Trump is just getting warmed up.
The billionaire businessman has already stated his interest in becoming the next owner of the Buffalo Bills, and he's beginning to do what he does best: promote.
Trump's official Twitter account, which has over 2.5 million followers, tweeted the following Wednesday:
The city of Buffalo is struggling. Moving the @buffalobills would be catastrophic. The Bills belong in Buffalo!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 23, 2014
That tweet came just two days after a similar tweet from the account, expressing Trump's interest in keeping the Bills in Buffalo:
A storied franchise with a loyal fanbase, @buffalobills should remain in Buffalo.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 21, 2014
Beyond his team's efforts on social media, Trump has began to assemble his team in the region. According to the Buffalo News, Trump has hired three Western New York political and legal specialists to assist him -- free of charge.
East Aurora's Michael Caputo, a political consultant, will handle communications for Trump. He will be joined by Erie County Republican Party Chairman Nick Langworthy and Republican lawyer Emilio Colaiacovo.
But the path to becoming an NFL owner may not be easy for Trump, who once owned the USFL's New Jersey Generals and sued the NFL.
Gary Myers of the New York Daily News wrote Saturday that some NFL owners may still have problems with Trump, which could cause issues if he needs their votes to approve his purchase of the Bills.
"Who knows how serious he is. He likes to have his name out there," one unnamed NFL owner told Myers. "Let’s put it this way: I don’t think his confirmation would be a slam dunk."