Tom Brady teams up with Biden to take a swipe at Trump with quip about Americans not believing Buccaneers won Super Bowl
TOM Brady teamed up with President Joe Biden on Tuesday to take a swipe at Trump with a joke about people not believing the Tama Bay Buccaneers won the Super Bowl.
The NFL superstar was visiting the White House with his Buccaneers teammates to be honored by the president on last season's win.
The reigning Super Bowl MVP, who had a friendship with Trump for years, was the only player to speak during the ceremony.
“It didn’t look great there at one point. We were 7-5, struggling a little bit, as the President alluded to. But we found a rhythm, we got on a roll,” Brady said during the short two-minute speech.
“Not a lot of people think that we could have won. In fact, I think, about 40 percent of the people still don’t think we won.”
“I understand that," Biden chimed in, taking a hit at Trump and his supporters' claims he did not win the election.
Brady asked him: “Do you understand that, Mr. President?”
“I understand that," Biden repeated.
The star quarterback also joked that he and Biden share the same "Sleepy" nickname.
"It’s nice for me to be back here,” Brady said, before bringing up a televised gaffe he made during a game against Chicago last season.
“We had a game in Chicago where I forgot what down it was," he continued.
"I lost track of one down in 21 years of playing, and they started calling me ‘Sleepy Tom.’ Why would they do that to me?” he laughed, looking to the president.
Biden is repeatedly called "Sleepy Joe" by Trump as he has questioned his mental agility and whether he is fit to be president.
Brady was praised by Biden earlier in the ceremony as he noted that he and Bruce Arians were the oldest player and coach to win a Super Bowl.
Biden became the oldest man to be president aged 78 on his inauguration.
“You know a lot is made about the fact that we have the oldest coach ever to win a Super Bowl and the oldest quarterback to win the Super Bowl," Biden said
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"Well I’ll tell you right now, you won’t hear any jokes about that from me.
“As far as I’m concerned, there’s nothing wrong with being the oldest guy to make it to the mountaintop. That’s how I look at it.”
The president added that Brady looks as if he has “about 20 more years left.”
“You’re just about the best to ever play,” Biden said.
Brady previously faced harsh backlash after one of Trump's signature red Make America Great Again hats was spotted in his New England Patriots changing room during the 2016 presidential election.
He has also made several previous supportive comments about Trump but claims there were taken out of context.
You can’t undo things — not that I would undo a friendship — but the political support is totally different than the support of a friend.
The pair were friends and golf partners long before Trump ventured into politics.
Brady declined to join his Patriots teammates when they visited Trump's White House ceremony in 2017.
He cited "personal family matters" at the time.
He gave a similar excuse when he failed to attend a White House visit during Barack Obama’s presidency.
“He would call me after games, ‘I watched your game, Tom, let’s play golf together,’” Brady said of Trump in 2020.
“So 2003, 2004, that’s kind of the way it was. He would come up to our games and stand on the sideline and cheer for the Patriots," he told Howard Stern.
"He had a way of connecting with people, and still does. But the whole political aspect came, and I got brought into a lot of those things because it was so polarizing around the election time.
"It was uncomfortable to me," Brady added.
"You can’t undo things — not that I would undo a friendship — but the political support is totally different than the support of a friend.”
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