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Tom Brady on Donald Trump: ‘I support all my friends in everything they do’

12.15.15 at 8:21 am ET

Last week in an interview with The Washington Post, Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump was asked about his popularity in Massachusetts and once again, Tom Brady‘s name came up.

“In Massachusetts, I’€™m at 48 percent. You know why? Tom Brady said Trump’€™s the greatest,” Trump said. “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.”

Tuesday morning on Dennis & Callahan with Minihane, Brady was asked directly if he is supporting Trump for president in 2016.

“Can I just stay out of this debate?” Brady said with a laugh. “Donald is a good friend of mine. I have known him for a long time. I support all my friends. That is what I have to say. He’s a good friend of mine. He’s always been so supportive of me — for the last 15 years, since I judged a beauty pageant for him, which was one of the very first things that I did that thought was really cool. That came along with winning the Super Bowl. He’s always invited me to play golf. I’ve always enjoyed his company.

“I support all my friends in everything they do. I think it’s pretty remarkable what he’s achieved in his life. You’re going from business, kind of an incredible business man and then a TV star, and then getting into politics. It’s a pretty different career path. I think that is pretty remarkable.”

Brady was then asked a follow up question, saying his comments may be interpreted as him endorsing Trump.

“This is really important to you guys, huh?” Brady said.

Earlier in the season, Brady was asked if Trump has what it takes to win the general election.

“I hope so. That would be great. There’€™d be a putting green on the White House lawn. I know that,” Brady said with a laugh at his locker inside the Patriots locker room.

A few weeks later, he went on Dennis & Callahan with Minihane and clarified what he meant by his comment.

“A comment like that, I try to have fun with certain things,” Brady said. “But some things a lot of times they get taken out of context. So I think you are just more careful with what you say because you don’€™t want a big headline with you saying something that’€™s going to take the attention away from your teammates or what you’€™re trying to do.”

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