Tom Brady, New England Patriots quarterback, is looking forward to seeing Donald Trump on the White House seat after the November 2016 elections. Asked by the Associated Press whether he thinks Trump will win, Brady said “I hope so.”
The equally controversial sports celebrity, thanks to his Deflategate scandal, told AP that “it would be great” if Trump wins. “There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I’m sure of that,” he added.
The AP also noted that Brady’s locker has the “Make America Great Again” red hat which Trump sent him. “It was a nice keepsake. It could be a – yeah, a nice piece of memorabilia he sent me,” Brady said.
Trump meanwhile took to Twitter to thank Brady. “A great honor from somebody that knows how to win!” he tweeted.
Last week, Brady refused to answer question whether he will be voting for trump. “Am I going to vote for him? That’s a good question,” Brady was quoted as saying by The Boston Globe. He, however, stressed that Trump is his good friend and their friendship dates back from the first time they met each other in 2002. He judged one of Trump’s beauty pageants at the time and they had since hit the golf course together.
“I’ve known him for a long time. You know, he always gives me a call and different types of motivational speeches at different times. We’ve had a lot of time on the golf course together over the years,” Brady said.
The Guardian noted that Trump was extra vocal about his friendship with Brady. In one conference he was quoted as saying that Brady is “a great friend of mine,” bragging that he “just talked to him a little bit ago.” He also described him as a “very honest person.” Trump has also spoken in the same tune during another press conference according. At the time, Trump reiterated that he knows Brady. “Tom Brady is an honest guy. He’s a great guy. He’s a great champion and winner,” adding that the NFL should “leave Tom Brady alone.”
Trump’s friendship with Brady might as well be as genuine as he claimed it to be. If he is just hoping for his vote, he has a slim chance of getting it. The Guardian noted that an elections official in Boston revealed that the player “votes infrequently.” The only times he was recorded voting for the presidential elections were back in 2004 and 2008.