Tom Brady Did Not Endorse Donald Trump for President
The 38-year-old New England Patriots quarterback and husband to model Gisele Bundchen previously displayed one of Trump‘s “Make America Great Again” hats in his locker on the day of the Republican debate.
“I hope so. It would be great,” Tom had reportedly said when asked if he thinks Trump has what it takes to run the country. “There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I’m sure of that.”
In a new interview this week, Tom says his comments were taken out of context.
“Look, I’ve known him for a long time. He’s been a fun guy that I’ve had a lot of time around. The fact that he’s running, it’s obviously led to a lot of stories and debates, and I know the ratings were huge for all those Republican debates and so forth,” Tom said when asked if he was endorsing the candidate. “One way or the other, it’s so far away from when the election will be. And whatever I vote is going to be my own personal choice based on how I feel. I don’t even know what the issues are. I haven’t paid attention to politics in a long time. It’s actually not something that I really even enjoy. It’s way off my radar.”
Click inside to read what Tom Brady said about the media exaggerating his words…
“I think that it’s just a different world than when I started in professional football. Even an offhanded comment like that. I said that people may run with — and I understand why people do run with it, because you get the clicks and that type of stuff. It’s just people doing their job. A comment like that, I try to have fun with certain things. But some things a lot of times they get taken out of context. So I think you are just more careful with what you say because you don’t want a big headline with you saying something that’s going to take the attention away from your teammates or what you’re trying to do.”: