Tom Brady doesn’t want to talk politics anymore. He really hasn’t been into that discussion for a bit of time now, but days after the election, the New England Patriots’ quarterback, coming off the team’s tough 24-31 loss against the Seattle Seahawks, in what may have been the most important regular season game of 2016, was pressed once again to talk about which candidate he backed.
“I’m not talking politics anymore, guys,” he said on the Kirk and Callahan show. “I got other things to worry about. Just speaking with my family, it’s just a bad idea. I know, you guys, I told you I would, then after I told you I would, I changed my mind.”
The hosts kept pressing Brady, who stirred up controversy by calling President-elect Donald Trump his “good friend,” but the quarterback continued to deflect them, adding that “there’s just been so much negativity over the last week. I’m a positive person. I just want to keep things positive,” and that he’s “hopeful and optimistic that our country can, you know, move forward. I’m happy the election’s over.”
Even though Brady’s wife, model Gisele Bundchen, took to social media to claim that her or her husband were not voting the Republican nominee, Trump believes otherwise, saying that Brady and head coach Bill Belichick both support him. He even said that the coach wrote a letter of support and Brady told him, “Donald, I support you, you’re my friend and I voted for you,” right before the election.
You might not agree with who you think Brady did or didn’t vote for in the election, but ultimately, it’s his right to not disclose who he wanted to see as the next president. He’s dropped hints here and there, but even though he’s a famous quarterback whose team you might despise, he still doesn’t have to say anything if he doesn’t want to. If he wants to “focus on football” like he told the radio show hosts, that’s really all people can ask him to do.