- NFL quarterback Tom Brady brought jokes to his team’s visit to the White House on Tuesday.
- Mocking Trump, Brady said “40% of people” don’t believe he won the Super Bowl.
- Trump once described Brady as one of his “great friends,” and the couple played golf together.
Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady mocked former President Donald Trump during a visit to the White House on Tuesday.
Brady and his teammates met with President Joe Biden to celebrate their 2020 Super Bowl Championship.Stepping on the podium on the South Lawn of the White House, Brady joked that he shares a particular issue with Biden after each of their wins in 2020.
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“Not many people, you know, think we could have won, and in fact, I think about 40% of people still don’t think we won,” Brady said. “Do you understand that, Mr. President?”
After a brief silence, the crowd laughed at Brady’s joke and Biden replied “I understand that!”
Brady then joked that people started calling him “Sleepy Tom” after forgetting which bottom it was at a game in Chicago, referring to Trump’s nickname “Sleepy Joe” for his opponent for much of the 2020 campaign. At 43, Brady is the oldest active quarterback in the NFL.
In 2016, Trump described Brady as one of his “great friends,” and the couple golfed together on several occasions.
Brady faced backlash in 2015 after a “Make America Great Again” hat was seen in his locker after a game, which Trump referred to during his 2016 rally when he touted their friendship. While Brady won seven Super Bowls during his NFL career, this was his first visit to the White House in some time.
Brady dropped out of the Patriots’ 2017 White House visit at the last minute, citing family issues. After Brady led the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl in 2019, the team did not make a White House appearance.
That said, Brady has shown an ability to cross the aisle when it comes to skipping White House visits, as he also missed the team’s trip to the White House in 2015 under the Obama administration. , again citing a family affair.
When you’ve won as many Super Bowls as Brady, you’ve already got the tour.