Tom Brady still not willing to talk Donald Trump

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On Thursday night, Donald Trump said that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady called to congratulate the since-inaugurated Commander-in-Chief. On Friday, Brady declined to address the situation, in any way.

Asked by reporters to share some of the details about the call, Brady said this: “I don’t have much to say.”

Asked simply whether he called Trump, Brady said this: “Did I call him? Let’s talk about football.”

In contrast, coach Bill Belchick admitted that he had sent Trump a letter of encouragement before the election, after Trump read from the letter at a rally.

It’s Brady’s prerogative to say whether he did or didn’t make the call; after the election, he said he’s done talking politics. However, the fact that he said nothing underscores the notion that he surely wasn’t happy about the public disclosure of his private communication.

93 responses to “Tom Brady still not willing to talk Donald Trump

  1. He doesn’t want to talk politics because there are too many leftist liberal Democrats who are completely intolerant of others that don’t agree with their views and they’re practically terrorists in their own right. (not all Dems, mind you) They’re especially intolerant if they think you support Trump. Now, let’s talk football.

  2. Seriously, does anyone truly care if Brady & Trump spoke? Haven’t we had enough of this Hollywood hate-fest faux news crap already? Gimme a break! This reporter needs to find a new line of work & PFT needs to quit fanning the fire.

  3. Dude can’t win…

    If he said anything, the ONLY response from the media would be, “maybe he should stick to football… doesn’t he know there’s a big game coming up..?”

    Sigh.

  4. While it is difficult to imagine that a league that would stoop to the level they did to falsley prosecute the psi fiasco, would not engage in similar behavior now or at the Super Bowl, I think many fans of other teams can agree, all tribalism aside, that part of making America Great Again is humiliating that tool of a commissioner at the Super Bowl.

    Don’t let us down men….

    Go you New England Patriots….

  5. .
    They are two people who know each other and get along as friends. If your friend got elected to office, you’d congratulate them regardless of their political bent. It’s not as if Brady is a cabinet nominee.
    .

  6. Asking Tom Brady about this is just good, old-school journalistic ribbing. Brady is uncomfortable talking about it, the media knows this, and they go after him because of that. If Brady doesn’t want the questions he should stop doing these “private” displays of support for Trump.

  7. “However, the fact that he said nothing underscores the notion that he surely wasn’t happy about the public disclosure of his private communication.”

    ACTUALLY, Mikey…it underscores the notion that Brady wants to talk about football.

    Oh, and while I am here…..REDSKINS.

  8. “The fact that he said nothing underscores the notion that he surely wasn’t happy about the public disclosure of his private communication.”

    No it doesn’t. The only thing that is underscored is how freely PFT chooses to speculate in order to spin facts into its agenda. Brady apparently is a Trump supporter. Get over it.

  9. Who cares?!?!?!? Clearly they are aware of each other and probably even friends. Who cares if they want to talk about it or not. Do we talk about your friendships Florio? Do we as readers of PFT care about your political views or political friendships? Absolutely not. Please stop wasting bandwidth on such a dumb story.

    I hope the reporter who asked about politics before their biggest game of the year is fired. Such a dumb question, trying to create something out of nothing.

  10. The election is over, the inauguration is over. Donald Trump is president. A lot of Americans wanted this to happen, go on with your lives.

  11. Only evidence I need is those Text messages…
    If you read them then you know they were up to something… In fact they say it in the TEXT!
    Also Brady not letting nfl to look at his text between the 2 that did deflate the footballs is enough evidence, Also where’s Matt Walsh??
    Don’t know him?
    Do some research online!!! Pats been cheating for years and will always have an * next to Superbowl wins

  12. Enough Dlorio. We get it. Your sad 1/2 presidential candidates, who was not part of the Clinton foundation. Got sworn into office. Just as anyone who thinks the clintons are immoral is a conspiracy theorist

  13. brocattosbasement says:
    Jan 20, 2017 5:29 PM

    He doesn’t want to talk politics because there are too many leftist liberal Democrats who are completely intolerant of others that don’t agree with their views and they’re practically terrorists in their own right.
    ————————————————————–

    Aw, gee- who sounds like a triggered snowflake in search of a space safe now?

    (You do, in case you’re still trying to figure it out.)

  14. As if I needed another reason to hope the pats get crushed. I AM one those intolerant anti-trumps. I’m intolerant of sexist, racist, narcissistic buffoons. And for those of you too dumb to understand, not everything questioning the fuhrer is liberal media.

  15. Insert Brady grabbing the Steelers by the fill in the blank joke. Putin may have Kraft’s superbowl ring but Donald Trump has Tom Brady’s heart.

  16. What is the problem? just say, I have met Mr. Trump several times and wanted to let him know, I want him to succeed, because then we succeed.

  17. Brady will probably become a politician himself after he retires so it’s in his interest not to alienate either Trump’s supporters nor Trump’s detractors. That’s most likely the real reason why he doesn’t want to talk about it.

  18. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says:
    Jan 20, 2017 5:55 PM

    Only evidence I need is those Text messages…
    If you read them then you know they were up to something……

    _________________________________

    And who deflated the Steeler’s balls in their game against the Giants this year? Brady wasn’t even at the game. 😀

  19. Can’t blame Brady at all. He didn’t become one of the best QB’s of all-time being an idiot.

    Not EVERYTHING in this country has to be seen through a political lens FLORIO!

  20. Let’s recap: Brady publicly endorsed this neofascist authoritarian buffoon.

    this neofascist authoritarian buffoon made public statements about Brady yesterday

    Brady calls this neofascist authoritarian buffoon to congratulate him…

    Trump references Brady and BB.

    Oh… and for those who didn’t notice, the wannabe emperor was coronated today.

    yay fascism

  21. gauchosporlife says:
    Jan 20, 2017 6:08 PM
    Two things I’m sick and tired of–The Patriots and Trump.
    ++++++++++++++

    I guess we could call that a win/win scenario then. Not only do they both make you sick but neither of them is going away any time soon. Ice up son, you’re in for at least a few rough years.

  22. Tom Brady – making football great again. C’mon people, let’s drain the swamp in Park Ave!

  23. Brady is a Chump supporter. Cowardly not to own it, especially after it became public knowledge of his support.

    3 million more American’s did not vote for Chump than those who voted for him.

    This place is such a hangout for Chump supporters. Chump ran for President on bigotry and racism. You all much be so proud of yourselves for electing him. Tom Brady included.

  24. mikeoxwells says:
    Jan 20, 2017 6:02 PM
    As if I needed another reason to hope the pats get crushed. I AM one those intolerant anti-trumps. I’m intolerant of sexist, racist, narcissistic buffoons. And for those of you too dumb to understand, not everything questioning the fuhrer is liberal media.

    But everything questioning the buffoon of the last 8 years is racist, right? I’d bet a paycheck you’ve made that claim against someone at some point over criticism of the last potus.

  25. skawh says:
    Jan 20, 2017 6:34 PM
    Brady is a Chump supporter. Cowardly not to own it, especially after it became public knowledge of his support.

    3 million more American’s did not vote for Chump than those who voted for him.

    This place is such a hangout for Chump supporters. Chump ran for President on bigotry and racism. You all much be so proud of yourselves for electing him. Tom Brady included.

    If you hate “this place” so much, leave. Idiot. Hillary lost on deceit and lies.

  26. skawh says:
    Jan 20, 2017 6:34 PM
    Brady is a Chump supporter. Cowardly not to own it, especially after it became public knowledge of his support.

    3 million more American’s did not vote for Chump than those who voted for him.

    This place is such a hangout for Chump supporters. Chump ran for President on bigotry and racism. You all much be so proud of yourselves for electing him. Tom Brady included.

    Lame as usual
    If he answers the question he opens it up for other non related football questions. Thats the kind of thing they try to avoid

    #seahawksoneyeardynasty

  27. However, the fact that he said nothing underscores the notion that he surely wasn’t happy about the public disclosure of his private communication.
    =================================

    Only in the mind of a liberal who hates Trump. In reality, it means…. HE SAID HE WAS DONE TALKING ABOUT POLITICS.

  28. GO FOR TWO SPORTS says:
    Jan 20, 2017 5:55 PM
    Only evidence I need is those Text messages…
    If you read them then you know they were up to something… In fact they say it in the TEXT!
    Also Brady not letting nfl to look at his text between the 2 that did deflate the footballs is enough evidence, Also where’s Matt Walsh??
    Don’t know him?
    Do some research online!!! Pats been cheating for years and will always have an * next to Superbowl wins

    Except they had BOTH phones from the the equipment guys
    Any text from Brady would have been on those phones
    That’s kinda how it works.

    #Failed

  29. Brady doesn’t need to say anything he is the GOAT and Trump is greater than that buffoon who preached communism and socialism. New England Patriots your 2017 Super Bowl Champs can you dig it sucka

  30. skawh says:
    Jan 20, 2017 6:34 PM

    This place is such a hangout for Chump supporters. Chump ran for President on bigotry and racism. You all much be so proud of yourselves for electing him. Tom Brady included.
    ==================

    Somebody’s safe space must be waist deep in soggy tear drenched tissues today. Speaking of bigotry and racism how about you tell us again about how Belichick and the Patriots are racists for having some white receivers? Racism, it travels in many guises, your none so subtle variety among them. Sports has some life lessons to teach. Out here in the real world sometimes the other guy wins. As a millennial that’s had 8 years of the excuser in chief going back to when you were in short pants that might be hard to accept but as a Hawks fanboy who’s seen their beloved one year dynasty fail you might have learned from it.

  31. Did anyone else misread it as “Tom Brady still not willing to talk to Donald Trump”.

    Which confused me, since I guess they are friends.

  32. The voices of the people who hate Trump are most likely the reason why the others voted for him.

  33. badbabyjane says:
    Jan 20, 2017 7:03 PM

    Brady hides like a school child underneath Bill’s skirt! MOMMY, make it go away!
    ——————————————————-
    Ha ha. Brady gets under your skin so much you sound so jealous. Ha ha ha. He must own you. Ha ha ha. Give me some more of your lame drivel. Ha ha ha. You don’t even troll well. Amateur. Just like your team. Ha ha ha.

  34. Sweet video about Kraft still being mad about Deflategate at the bottom. So that means there shouldn’t be any pictures of him at Krafts house then anytime soon right? And when there is patriot fans will ignore it and still claim Goodell is out to get them.

  35. revren10 says:
    Jan 20, 2017 6:57 PM
    Brady doesn’t need to say anything he is the GOAT and Trump is greater than that buffoon who preached communism and socialism. New England Patriots your 2017 Super Bowl Champs can you dig it sucka

    You should learn what the words communism and socialism mean

  36. I despise Tom Brady as a matter of fact I despise ALL that is the New England Patriots, let there be little doubt about that! But, come on…what an ignorant headline….Tom Brady has a few other things on his wee little mind……politics can wait he needs to play a n AFC championship game the day after tomorrow….AFTER The Pittsburg Steelers bounce the Patriots right out of the playoffs….Then Tom B rady will have time to chat with Prewsident Trump….

  37. Trump stuck with Brady during all the Deflategate saga. Trump defended him. What Brady and what most us value is loyalty.Trump has been Brady’s friend who happened to become a politician and now the POTUS. Should Brady denounce his friendship because of controversy? He could be bragging but he chooses to keep quiet and the media ought to leave it at that.

  38. “Chump ran for President on bigotry and racism.”

    Any examples? Just because the left told you that doesn’t mean it’s true. Right now, for example, it’s people like Snoop Dog who are oppressing people. The irony is that people like Snoop are oppressing/threatening people who they claim are being oppressed by Trump, a man who welcomed these people to perform at the inauguration.
    The left is very confused, good thing they have been removed.

  39. an 20, 2017 5:19 PM
    Why on earth would any sports beat reporter covering the AFC Championship game want to ask a starting quarterback about politics? What a tool.

    Because you clicked.

  40. “I will be the best president in the history of the world!” – Trompe l’oeil

    [Trompe-l’œil is an art technique that uses realistic imagery to create the optical illusion that the depicted objects actually exist]

    you know, like integrity, class, honesty… like it actually exists.

  41. Huge pats and Brady fan but disagree vehemently with his politics. When he refused to see Obama that told us what he is about. If pats win this year I hope those non trump supporter players refuse to go just like Brady did

  42. jchipwood says:
    Jan 20, 2017 7:21 PM

    Sweet video about Kraft still being mad about Deflategate at the bottom. So that means there shouldn’t be any pictures of him at Krafts house then anytime soon right? And when there is patriot fans will ignore it and still claim Goodell is out to get them.
    —————————————————-
    jchipwod, going on 17 years without a playoff win.

  43. curious – why do you insist on stirring the pot? who cares if Brady does not want to endure the crap that comes with making public statements about that??? is this not about football???are you BSNBC – or CNN??? or PROFOOTBALL talk???

  44. Look up the inaugural speech recap by the AP. Then read the recap by the BBC. I would NEVER discuss this matter with ANYONE in the American press. No possible way your comments would come out in a good light.

  45. yeah if only bbc were required viewing / standard cable tv; there may actually be hope of developing a world view in this already great country and make it even greater;

    the problem is those currently in control (our fake two-party system that is actually one party with slightly different factions) would actually have to evolve, and who really wants to exert any effort into that.

    in two words: everything here is fake.

  46. puckskin says:
    Jan 20, 2017 5:44 PM
    The election is over, the inauguration is over. Donald Trump is president. A lot of Americans wanted this to happen, go on with your lives.
    ————————-
    A lot more Americans didn’t want this. This isn’t a football game, it’s not something to “get over.” A catastrophe that will impact millions and millions of lives for decades.

  47. This is the first place I heard about this but if Trump disclosed that Brady called him on Thursday the night before the inauguration, I cannot blame the media for asking Brady about it the next day. If Brady wanted to talk football today and he and Trump are such good friends, couldn’t he tell Trump,”I got a big game this weekend and I want to focus on it so can we keep this private so I can talk football at my press conference tomorrow? You know I got your back but I am trying to win the Superbowl, you already won the president, you the man Don, chuckle chuckle, stupid media, chuckle, chuckle.”

    I am not a fan of Trump but I don’t really care about Brady’s politics, he can vote for who he wants, in fact he has millions so I am sure it is in his interest to vote for him. I don’t know the interest in Trump from the middle class people that voted for him but to each their own.

  48. Brady strategically parades his Trump gear in the locker room but now claims no allegiance to his manbro??? Honestly, I thought Brady is a Kennedy.

  49. The left wing media still won’t give up their witch hunt for Trump supporters so they can publicly shame them, the way they are obviously dying to do to Tom Brady. If only he burned an American flag or something the media would be gushing over him

  50. Why does this matter to the extent its been going on for months?

    Who cares if Tom Brady likes Donald Trump, and on the flip side who cares if Colin Kaepernick hates Donald Trump?

    Really just seems the sports media world is just waiting for Brady to be like ‘Yes, alright, I voted for Trump!’ All so they can write a new set of stories about what that means, is he going to divide the locker room, what if the Patriots win the Super Bowl which players won’t go to the White House with Brady, Belichick and Kraft, etc.

  51. gauchosporlife says:
    Jan 20, 2017 6:08 PM
    Two things I’m sick and tired of–The Patriots and Trump.

    ——————————————-

    Better get used to it, for at least four more years…then again there’s always Canada.

  52. Did Tom Brady call Donald Trump?

    Hopefully Roger can get to Brady’s phone before Ted wells tells Brady that the phone is not needed… and Brady’s 2 year cell phone contract is up.

  53. There are reasons for Brady not commenting, the main one being that Massachusetts didn’t vote for Trump. So you have to be respectful of the home team supporters and audience. Also, we do all know that many are intolerable of the other side so controversy should be avoided when you’re focusing on the task at hand.

  54. Best part of this story:

    “Brady clearly wasn’t in the mood to talk politics, and that might be because he was banned from talking about the subject by his wife, Gisele.”

    Poor Tom, cant be the husband and cant wear the pants. No wonder he doesnt ever want to retire from football. Would you?

  55. Face it. If you are a patriot fan, you worship the ground Brady walks on and that includes his close, personal manbro BFF with the Donald. Cheetah Nation is so brainwashed, anything Tom does they do as well. Jim Jones syndrome. Drink that Koolaide!

  56. Brady plays in a blue state region. He always does what’s best for the team so he isn’t going to advertise his friendship with or support for Trump. If he played in Dallas or Houston it would be a different story.

  57. Not a Trump fan at all, but really, I don’t care at all if Brady called him to congratulate him on the victory. Seems like a normal thing to do.

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