Last year, Tom Brady endorsed Donald Trump in a locker room interview. Brady was asked if he thought Trump should be president and Brady said, “I hope so…that would be great, he’d put a putting green on the White House lawn, I’m sure of that.” Brady also keeps a red “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker. After everyone freaked out about Brady’s locker-room endorsement, Brady called in to a radio show and tried to walk back his endorsement by explaining that actually he’s too stupid and disengaged in the issues to make an endorsement, which I also took as a tacit endorsement of Trump. Now that Trump’s unofficial campaign slogan is Leave No P-ssy Ungrabbed, reporters once again wanted to know if Brady is still sticking with his good buddy Donald Trump. Guess what? Yeah. After Brady walked out of a news conference last week when he was asked about Trump’s “locker room talk,” Brady has finally gone on the record. Again.
Tom Brady says he walked offstage when asked about Donald Trump’s “locker room talk” because he didn’t want to be a “distraction for the team” … but says he still considers Trump a friend. Brady called in to the “Kirk & Callahan Show” on Monday — when he was asked to expand on his relationship with Trump.
“I met him probably 15, 16 years ago,” Brady said … “We’ve played golf together many, many times and I’ve always had a good time with him. He’s been a friend of mine. He’s supported our team. He’s supported the Patriots. He’s been on the Patriots sideline a lot. He’s always called me after games to encourage me over the course of 15 years. That’s kind of the way it is.”
When asked why he shut down the “locker room talk” question last week — Brady said, “It’s just the way it is right now. Obviously there’s a lot of headlines to make, and I’ve tried not to make a lot of headlines. I’ve been in an organization where we’re taught to say very little, we have respect for our opponents and we don’t do the trash-talking. The thing I’ve always thought is I don’t want to be a distraction for the team. That’s what my goal is. Not that there are things I’ve said and done that haven’t been, but you try not to be. It’s just hard enough to win and prepare without the distractions so when you start having the distractions it’s even harder to prepare.”
So, is Brady even gonna vote?
“Yeah, I’ll vote … Maybe we’ll talk about it after Super Tuesday or whatever it is.”
For the love of God. I mean… I would imagine there are quite a few athletes (white athletes, if I may be so bold) supporting Donald Trump. But Brady’s refusal to even take a stand verbally on Trump’s brags about sexual assault says all I need to know about Tom Brady. “Obviously there’s a lot of headlines to make, and I’ve tried not to make a lot of headlines.” Tom Brady, Riddle Master. He is an enigma wrapped in a headline wrapped in obviousness. As for calling Election Day “Super Tuesday”… LOL. Just… lol…
These are some photos of Tom and Gisele at the premiere of Years of Living Dangerously last month. I just never got around to posting these! Gisele’s (alleged!) plastic surgery looks good.
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