Tom Brady Explains His Support of Donald Trump
Tom Brady is football’s golden boy, but that gold is getting a little tarnished as people discuss his pseudo-friendship and support of Donald Trump in his presidency bid.
I say “pseudo-friendship” because I have a hard time believing that he has any actual friends that he hangs out with. Maybe Trump just considers people who don’t actively hate him “friends.”
Trump recently mentioned Brady’s support in a campaign, saying, “In Massachusetts, I’m at 48 percent. You know why? Tom Brady said Trump’s the greatest. He says it to anyone who asks him. You know, it’s hard for a guy like him to say that. When you’re a football player, you don’t want to be taking sides in campaigns and having the Hillary [Clinton] people now say you’re not as good as Bart Starr. You understand. So Tom Brady is great.”
Anyway, with all of the controversy Trump has been stirring up lately, Brady has been called to explain himself. So he gave that a shot, offering a fairly diplomatic response to WEEI:
“Can I just stay out of this debate? Donald is a good friend of mine. I have known him for a long time. I support all my friends. That is what I have to say. He’s a good friend of mine. He’s always been so supportive of me — for the last 15 years, since I judged a beauty pageant for him, which was one of the very first things that I did that thought was really cool. That came along with winning the Super Bowl. He’s always invited me to play golf. I’ve always enjoyed his company.
“I support all my friends in everything they do. I think it’s pretty remarkable what he’s achieved in his life. You’re going from business, kind of an incredible business man and then a TV star, and then getting into politics. It’s a pretty different career path. I think that is pretty remarkable.”
His “I’m not supporting Trump the monster, but Trump my friend” approach is a pretty smart one. We’ll see if this is the end of the issue.
(SPOILER!: It won’t be.)
Hat Tip – [WEEI]