Michael Sam, the first openly gay player to be drafted by the NFL, disagrees with Donald Trump's assertion that he's a better friend to the LGBT community than Hillary Clinton, his presumed Democratic rival for the White House.

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Asked by TMZ.com to respond to Trump's comments, Sam answered, “He's an asshole.”

“You want to vote for someone who has LGBT rights, vote for Hillary,” he added.

Trump in 2014 was asked to weigh in on the controversy surrounding a televised kiss between Sam and his then-boyfriend when he found out that he had been drafted by the St. Louis Rams.

“I've heard many people – I'm not even speaking for myself – who felt the display after he was chosen was inappropriate,” Trump said on Fox and Friends. “And whether or not it was, I don't know. It was certainly out there a little bit. … He was really going at it. I haven't seen anything like that in awhile. He was really going at it.”

Trump later added that he thought it “great” that Sam was chosen. “I hope he does so well,” he said.