Donald Trump wasn’t one to leave big name supporters out of his campaign, as he publicly announced that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady personally called the President-elect up to express his support. Trump addressed his New Hampshire rally members by stating, “[Tom Brady] called today and he said ‘I support you. You’re my friend and I voted for you.’“ In addition to the alleged Brady support, Trump also identified Patriot’s head coach Bill Belichick another supporter, informing that the coach sent him a letter of support.
According to NBC, Brady was one to openly say he would announce his Presidential vote after the elections, although the player was marching to the beat of a different drum when the time came. “I am not talking politics anymore, I have other things to worry about. Just speaking with my family, it’s a bad idea,” said the quarterback. He continued, “I know I told you I would, and then after I told you I would I changed my mind.“ Brady also had a radio interview on WEEI-FM, where he admitted he had been faced with much negativity following the political buzz.
Coach Belichick also spoke out about the said letter that Trump claimed the head coach graced him with, saying, “Our friendship goes back many years and I think that anyone who has spent more than five minutes with me knows I’m not a political person.”
Both Brady and Bellichick spoke of the support the President-elect has shown the Patriots, including game attendance and locker room appearances.