Star quarterback Tom Brady visited the White House with Super Bowl champion Tampa Bay Buccaneers — and released some advice against former US President Donald Trump. Along with Trump’s successor Joe Biden and several of his teammates, Brady looked back on the NFL football season, which ended in victory last February.
“Not many people thought we could win,” said the 43-year-old. “In fact, I think 40 percent of people still don’t think we won.” Several players burst into laughter when Biden replied, “I can talk.”
The two hinted at a large group of Republican voters who continue to follow Trump’s allegations and believe in widespread electoral fraud last year. On Tuesday, Brady also joked about Trump’s “Sleepy Joe” nickname for Biden during his campaign. After leaving a mentally high-profile in a game of the season suddenly dubbed “Sleepy Tom,” Brady complained: “Why are they doing this to me?”
Tuesday’s rally marks the first visit by a Super Bowl winner to the White House since 2017. Since Trump took office in 2016, receptions by the controversial president have become a sensitive issue for major US sports teams.
Brady himself was still considered one of his leading advocates during Trump’s 2015 election campaign, but later refrained from supporting public opinion.