Why Tom Brady Turned Down Donald Trump’s 2016 RNC Invite to Speak

by Jeremy Spirogis
Tom Brady

Howard Stern is understood for getting his company to open up and share greater than they’re normally snug with. One of his newer company was no completely different: New England Patriots’ quarterback Tom Brady.

Brady talked about every thing beneath the solar with Stern: his house life, his highschool marijuana use, and his resolution to depart the Patriots. One facet of the interview many individuals discovered fascinating, nonetheless, was when he discussed his friendship with President Donald Trump.

Here’s what Brady needed to say about it and why he turned down an invitation to talk on the 2016 Republican National Convention. 

Who is Tom Brady? 

Tom Brady
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Brady is, fairly merely, the very best quarterback to ever play within the NFL. Some have had higher arm energy and others have been extra correct, however nobody has the sterling document of feat Brady has. 

His profession started humbly: He was a sixth-round draft choose of the New England Patriots in 2000. Initially backing up then-starter Drew Bledsoe, Brady sat for a 12 months earlier than a Bledsoe gave him a possibility to leap into the lineup. Brady by no means relinquished the chance, main the Pats to a Super Bowl championship in his first season on the helm. 

Brady led the Patriots to 9 Super Bowls total, profitable six of them. Other than Joe Montana and his 4 rings and Troy Aikman and his three, no quarterback has come near profitable as many titles as Brady. While he left the Patriots this season and it’s unclear how a lot greatness he has left in him at 43, his legacy is already safe. He’s the G.O.A.T. (the best of all time). 

Tom Brady’s friendship with Donald Trump

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Brady’s superstar standing has opened up many gateways for him off the soccer discipline. It enabled him to marry his supermodel spouse, Gisele Bundchen.

It additionally gave him the chance to rub elbows with many different celebrities. One of these celebrities he struck up a friendship with? None aside from former actuality TV present host and present President Trump.

On his latest look with Howard Stern, Brady touched on his friendship with Trump. Apparently, the 2 discovered a connection on the golf course and when Trump attended a couple of of Brady’s video games: 

“He always had a way of connecting with people and still does…Then the whole political aspect came, and I think I got brought into a lot of those things because it was so polarizing around the election time. It was uncomfortable for me because you can’t undo things, not that I would undo a friendship, but political support is a lot different than the support of a friend.”

Brady famously was caught “red-hatted” at one level, with somebody seeing certainly one of Trump’s vivid pink “Make America Great Again” baseball caps in his Patriots’ locker. 

Why Tom Brady turned down Donald Trump’s 2016 RNC invite to talk

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The Brady-Trump friendship triggered Trump to ask Brady a giant favor: as he was campaigning for president in 2016, Trump requested Brady to talk on his behalf on the 2016 Republican National Convention. Having somebody as standard and well-known as Brady would have been fairly an endorsement for Trump. Brady handed, nonetheless, not eager to ruffle any feathers. 

“He wanted me to speak at the convention, too, and I wasn’t going to do anything political.”

Brady should still think about Trump a friend, however he clearly doesn’t need a lot to do with him politically. It’s a sensible transfer – somebody as outstanding within the public eye as Brady wouldn’t need to alienate half his fan base by supporting insurance policies of 1 candidate over one other. 

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