Tom Brady on his friendship with Donald Trump: why is it such a big deal?

Providence Journal | Bob Breidenbach

The New England Patriots are headed back to the Super Bowl for an NFL-record ninth time. Naturally, what is on people's minds is his relationship with Donald Trump.

Wait a minute. What?

People are always going to talk, especially when you’re Donald Trump and Tom Brady, but the Patriots quarterback doesn’t know why their friendship is such a big deal to people.

With Trump's inauguration happening just four days ago, their friendship was bound to be brought up sometime.

Trump has recently stated that Patriots owner, Robert Kraft, and Tom Brady called him before the inauguration to say congratulations. Brady was then asked if he would confirm that he made the call.

“I have called him, yes, in the past,” Brady said in his weekly interview with WEEI’s Kirk and Callahan, “Sometimes he calls me. Sometimes I call him. But, again, that’s been someone I’ve known…He’s been very supportive of me for a long time. It’s just a friendship. I have a lot of friends. I call a lot of people. Why does that make such a big deal? I don’t understand that.”

Brady went on to say that just because you know someone, it doesn’t mean that you agree with everything they say or do. He likes to keep his friendships and opinions to himself.

“I think there are things that are based in your own dealings with someone that is a personal dealing, not a public dealing. Because you have personal experiences.”

So there you have it. Yes, Tom Brady has called Donald Trump in the past, and no, he doesn’t really care to talk about it.

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