Donald Trump and Tom Brady are known for having spent some time on the golf course together, and have had a friendship that has lasted for more than a decade. Despite their longtime friendship, Brady still has yet to officially announce who he would like to see be the next president of the United States. The New England Patriots quarterback currently lives in a state in which Trump is polled higher than any other Republican presidential candidate. And Trump believes Brady is the reason his numbers are so high.
During an interview with the Washington Post, Donald Trump noted that his favorability rating in Massachusetts is at 48 percent, which is the highest of any other candidate in his party. The poll to which Trump was referring was conducted by Emerson College in October of this year, and showed that his lead was nearly triple of second-place Ben Carson, who had a 14 percent favorability rating.
Massachusetts is known for being the most liberal state in America, as a Gallup poll from February of this year showed. So, what could be the reason behind Donald Trump polling so well in the state? The controversial Republican frontrunner believes his friendship with Brady could be the reason for that.
“Tom Brady said Trump’s the greatest. He says it to anyone who asks him. You know, it’s hard for a guy like him to say that. When you’re a football player, you don’t want to be taking sides in campaigns and having the Hillary [Clinton] people now say you’re not as good as Bart Starr. You understand. So Tom Brady is great.”
As the Inquisitr reported back in September, an image uploaded to Twitter showed Brady’s locker contained a “Make America Great Again” hat. Though Brady later confirmed that Trump sent him the hat, the New England Patriots quarterback is still uncertain who he wants to be the next president of the United States. Brady was asked his opinion on Donald Trump being the next president. He first made it sound like he was looking forward to a Trump presidency.
“I hope so. That would be great. There’d be a putting green on the White House lawn, I know that.”
Even Trump believed that Brady was endorsing him, and made a comment about it on his official Twitter page.
A great honor from somebody that knows how to win! https://t.co/syJH9OT0zX
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 16, 2015
But, as a separate Inquisitr article reports, after media outlets started publishing stories about Brady endorsing Trump, the four-time Super Bowl champion clarified his comment, saying that he was not endorsing Trump, and what he said was “taken out of context.”
Tom Brady hasn’t made any comments about Donald Trump since the mishap in September, even as the Republican presidential candidate keeps saying something that causes controversy. Trump’s most recent comment was a call to have all Muslims banned from coming onto American soil, following the massacre in San Bernardino, California, according to a statement on his official website.
“Until we are able to determine and understand this problem and the dangerous threat it poses, our country cannot be the victims of horrendous attacks by people that believe only in Jihad, and have no sense of reason or respect for human life.”
Trump’s most recent comment prompted Barry Petchesky of Deadspin to write a column, saying that the website will offer $100 to any reporter that is the first to ask Tom Brady if he stills supports the Republican presidential candidate after his latest comments.
“We are willing to pay to find out because we don’t trust the NFL press to do it on their own.”
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