Tom Brady Opens up About His Relationship With Donald Trump

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Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has opened up about his relationship with former President Donald Trump, in an interview with Variety published Thursday.


When asked about whether he still speaks with Trump, Brady told the magazine that he and Trump have not spoken in “years.”

“No … I haven’t talked to him in a lot of years.”

Brady has been rumored to be a Trump supporter, after a signed “Make America Great Again” hat was seen in his locker in 2015. In the past, Trump has called Brady “a friend,” and following the quarterback’s departure from the New England Patriots, Trump wished him well with the Bucs. Brady never endorsed Trump for President, citing as a reason that it is “totally different than the support of a friend.”

Brady said:

“This was 17 or 18 years ago … I was so young. I got to go to a private golf course. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world.”

During the interview, Brady also told Variety that his relationship with Trump was “mischaracterized a lot.”

“I think [the press] just mischaracterized a lot. And my personality isn’t ever one to insult anybody. I have plenty of my own flaws. I’m not here to point out anyone else’s flaws. There are things that I agree with. There are things that I don’t. There are things I agree with my wife about. There are things that I don’t. I love her to death, but we don’t always see eye to eye … I don’t see eye to eye with anyone.

And I’m not responsible for what other people say. I’m really responsible for what I say. So, if people want to say things that I said or that I’m about, that’s up to them, and I’m not going to respond to all those things all the time either.”


In 2021, when Brady and the Bucs visited the White House following their Super Bowl win, he joked about Trump with President Biden. Brady said:

“Not a lot of people think that we could have won and in fact, I think 40% of the people still don’t think we won,” Brady said, turning to Biden. “You understand that, Mr. President.”

When the interviewer asked Brady if he will get into politics when he retires (officially this time), he said:

“Probably not. I don’t think anyone’s fond of politics these days.”

As we previously reported, some reports claim that Brady might already have post-NFL plans–as a highly-paid announcer for Fox Sports. Brady retired from the NFL earlier in 2022, but he quickly decided to return for his 23rd season. The Buccaneers will open up their season against the Dallas Cowboys.


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