Donald Trump and Tom Brady seem to have a complicated past. After years of personal friendship, Trump sought political support, and claimed to have received it. Now, Brady is back at the White House, with a new president in office,seeming to mock those Trump supporters who still haven’t accepted the outcome of the 2020 election.
Check out the CSPAN clip below, in which Brady jokes about people who still don’t accept outcomes long after a matter is settled. “Not a lot of people think that we could have won. In fact I think about 40% of the people still don’t think we won.”
Tom Brady: "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."
President Biden:" "I understand that."
Brady: "You understand that Mr. President?"
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 20, 2021
Biden laughs at the implication and declares, “I understand that!”
In fact, Newsweek reported last month that nearly a third of Americans still believe that Biden only won the election due to widespread fraud, despite a long string of cases thrown out of courts, and a complete lack of evidence of any coordinated fraud, even through repeated audits and hand counts.
Brady then turned to joking about another attack the Trump camp leveled at Biden, pointing out that even the man who has been labeled the Greatest Of All Time can make mistakes.
“We had a game in Chicago where I forgot what down it was. O lost track of one down in 21 years of playing, and they started calling me Sleepy Tom.”
Sporting News reported earlier this year on how Brady’s friendship with Trump became uncomfortable during his presidential campaign. First he was criticized for having a “Make America Great Again” cap in his locker, and then forced to try to juggle the balance between friendship, politics, and his own career.
He denied that a joke about a putting green on the White House lawn was intended as an official endorsement, and indicated that Trump did not have his permission to say that Brady had voted for him, but never actually denounced Trump’s campaign and behavior, or denied voting for him.
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