Howard Stern is known for making his guests open and share more than they usually are. One of his most recent guests was no different: the Bradford quarterback, the New England Patriots.
Brady talked about everything under the sun with Stern: his life at home, his high school marijuana use and his decision to leave the Patriots. However, one aspect of the interview that many people found interesting was when he discussed his friendship with President Donald Trump.
Here’s what Brady had to say about it and why he turned down the invitation to speak at the 2016 Republican National Convention.
Who is Tom Brady?
Brady is, quite simply, the best quarterback to ever play in the NFL. Some have had better arm strength and others have been more precise, but no one has Brady’s success record.
His career started humbly: he was a sixth-round draft pick of the New England Patriots in 2000. Originally supporting starter Drew Bledsoe, Brady sat for a year before a Bledsoe gave him the opportunity to jump in alignment. Brady never let the opportunity go, leading the Pats to a Super Bowl championship in his first season at the helm.
Brady led the Patriots to nine Super Bowls in total, winning six of them. With the exception of Joe Montana and his four rings and Troy Aikman and his three, no quarterback has nearly won as many titles as Brady. Although he has left the Patriots this season and it is unclear how much grandeur he left behind at 43, his legacy is already assured. He is the G.O.A.T. (the biggest of all time).
Tom Brady’s friendship with Donald Trump
Brady’s celebrity status has opened many avenues for him outside the football field. This allowed him to marry his model wife Gisele Bundchen.
It also gave him the opportunity to rub shoulders with many other celebrities. One of those celebrities he befriended? None other than the former host of reality shows and current President Trump.
During his recent appearance with Howard Stern, Brady spoke of his friendship with Trump. Apparently the two found a connection on the golf course and when Trump attended some of Brady’s games:
“He always had a way to connect with people and he always does … Then the whole political aspect came, and I think I was brought to a lot of these things because it was so polarizing at the time of the elections. It was uncomfortable for me because you cannot undo things, not that I would like to break a friendship, but political support is very different from that of a friend. ”
Brady was caught at one point “in the red hat”, with someone seeing one of Trump’s bright red “Make America Great Again” baseball caps in the locker of his Patriots.
Why Tom Brady refused Donald Trump’s RNC invitation in 2016 to speak
Brady-Trump’s friendship led Trump to ask him for a big favor: while campaigning for the president in 2016, Trump asked Brady to speak on his behalf at the 2016 Republican National Convention. as popular and well known as Brady would have been quite an endorsement for Trump. Brady is past, however, not wanting to ruffle the feathers.
“He also wanted me to speak at the convention, and I was not going to do anything political. “
Brady can still think of Trump as a friend, but he clearly doesn’t want much to do with him politically. It’s a smart move – someone as important to the public as Brady wouldn’t want to alienate half of his fan base by supporting one candidate’s policies over another.