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Tom Brady has been dodging questions about his relationship with President Donald Trump ever since reporters spotted a red MAGA hat in his locker back in 2015. Things got especially awkward right before the election. Trump told a crowd that Brady was voting for him, but Brady’s wife Gisele took to Instagram to deny it. Then Gisele told him he’s not allowed to talk politics any more.
Since the election the Brady-Trump connection hasn’t really been a story. However, Trump brought it up again last week when he bragged about getting a congratulatory phone call from Brady. So on Monday, during an interview on WEEI’s “Kirk and Callahan Show,” Brady was again asked about his relationship with the 45th President of the United States.
“Why does everybody make such a big deal?” Brady asked. “I don’t understand it.”
“I have called him, yes, in the past,” Brady conceded. “Sometimes he calls me. Sometimes I call. But, again, that’s been someone I’ve known. I always try to keep it in context because for 16 years you know someone before maybe he was in the position that he was in. He’s been very supportive of me for a long time. It’s just a friendship. I have a lot of friends. I call a lot of people.”
“I don’t want to get into it, but if you know someone it doesn’t mean you agree with everything they say or they do. You have a lot of friends in your life,” Brady continued. “I think there are things that are based in your own dealings with someone that is a personal dealing, not a public dealing. Because you have personal experiences.”
There’s a lot of tiptoeing in there! Brady doesn’t renounce Trump or his controversial policies, but he certainly doesn’t offer a ringing endorsement.
Way to walk the line, Tom.
Hat Tip – [Fox News]