Tom Brady just commented on his teammates’ decision to skip the White House visit, per Fox Business.
The five-time Super Bowl Champion and Patriots’ Quarterback is virtually unmoved that the whole team will not be present when they meet President Trump in Washington.
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“Everybody has their own choice,” Brady said Tuesday during an appearance on “Pro Football Talk LiveOpens a New Window. .” “There’s certain years, like a couple years ago, I wanted to go and didn’t get the opportunity based on the schedule — we didn’t get told until I think like 10 days before we were going, and at that point I had something I’d been planning for months and couldn’t get there.”
Last week, Patriots Owner Bob Kraft made a similar statement, expressing his own surprise at the media attention player attendance has gotten.
“The facts are, we’ve had the privilege of going to the White House five times in the last 16 years,” Kraft said. “Every time that we go to the White House, there’s about a dozen players who don’t go. This is the first time there’s been any publicity, so you might ask, why is that? And is there an issue that’s trying to be drummed up?”
Both Brady and Kraft are longtime friends of President Trump and his family, and both “expressed personal admiration” for him alongside Patriots Coach Bill Belicheck during the campaign, although none made official endorsements at that time.