It is well known that GOP frontrunner Donald trump and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady are friends. Yet, despite their friendship, Brady has not publicly endorsed Trump. But now the real estate mogul has a reason for the lapse.
In a recent interview with the Boston radio duo Dennis & Callahan, Trump said he isn’t disappointed Brady hasn’t offered an official endorsement. But the GOP frontrunner reiterated that he and Brady are friends.
Brady himself has affirmed his friendship with The Donald. Back in December Brady told told WEEI radio, “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.”
Earlier in the season he displayed a red “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker and offered kind words toward Trump’s candidacy. Still, Brady hasn’t come out to “support his friend” in an official way, and Trump was asked if it bothered him.
“No, because I told him not to,” Trump insisted. “He’s got sponsors, he’s got all of his different things that he has to do. And I told him not to.”
“He couldn’t be nicer,” Trump said of Brady. “There was an article in GQ, he said, ‘Trump’s the biggest winner, you can’t beat Trump’ and all that stuff. And I said, ‘Don’t do that, because you may have a sponsor that doesn’t like me.’ They may be liberal, they may be something. And I don’t want him to get involved in that stuff. It’s hard for athletes.”
Trump also added that Super Bowl 50 bored him because Brady wasn’t playing.
“We needed our guy in there,” Trump averred. “That was just a boring game. Am I the only one that thought that? … It was a terrible game, it was terribly played. The whole thing, it had a bad vibe. Well, we need Tom. We’re a little prejudiced, so anyways. Next year Tom will be in there.”
The New Yorker went on to say that he isn’t upset that Patriots bosses Robert and Jonathan Kraft haven’t endorsed him, either.
“I’ve never asked them,” Trump told the radio duo. “I am friends, [but] I’ve never asked them for their support. If they want to support, they can support.”
“You know, I find endorsements — and they are friends,” Trump continued, “and perhaps they have other friends that are running, too. If they want to support me they can. That’s up to them. I wouldn’t ask them. I never ask people for support. Like, Tom came out with beautiful statements about me the last couple of weeks in GQ. I never asked him to do that. It’s nice that he does it. But I don’t like to ask people for support. If they want to support me, they can support me.”
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