Tom Brady ‘Certainly Disagrees’ With Trump’s National Anthem Protest Comments, Calls Them ‘Divisive’
The Tom Brady/Donald Trump relationship has been an endless carcass for the media to salivate over since Brady hung a Make America Great Again hat in his locker last year, back when he was more the Apprentice guy than someone on the cusp becoming the leader of the Free World.
Brady called Trump a “good friend,” and Trump probably was. Evidently a good enough friend to invite him to golf at all his courses and imply that Brady should bang his daughter, basically. My opinion is that Brady severely underestimated the weight his advocacy for Trump would carry, no matter how superficial the relationship was.
TB12 has tap danced around questions regarding Trump, but in the wake of the President’s inflammatory comments on Friday urging NFL owners to fire any “son of a bitch” who kneels for the anthem, Brady weighed in.
Brady, who stood arm-in-arm with teammates during the National Anthem, appeared on WEEI’s “Kirk & Callahan” on Monday and had this to say about Trump’s comments:
“Yeah, I mean, I certainly disagree with what he said and, you know, thought it was just divisive,” Brady said.
“I just want to support my teammates and — I always thought, I’m never one that says ‘Oh, that’s wrong,’ or ‘that’s right,’ … but I do believe in what I believe in, and I believe in bringing people together and respect and love and trust, and those are the values that my parents instilled in me.”
“I’ve been blessed to be in a locker room with guys from all over the United States over the course of my career … I mean, I think one thing about football is it brings so many guys together.”
“Guys that you would never have the opportunity to be around. Whether it was in college, and all the way into the pros. And we’re all different. And we’re all unique. And you know, that’s what makes us all so special.”
Live look at Brady distancing himself from Trump: