Tom Brady evasive when asked if he’ll visit White House
Tom Brady declined to even field a question Thursday about whether he intends to pay a visit to the White House to celebrate the New England Patriots’ Super Bowl LIII victory.
Brady, at a ceremonial shave event at Gillette World Shaving Headquarters, was asked by NBC10 Boston’s Perry Russom about a potential White House video should an invitation be extended. Russom provided video via Twitter of Brady’s short response.
Here’s the clip: @NBC10Boston pic.twitter.com/WtDMW7pz9v— Perry Russom NBC10 Boston (@PerryNBCBoston) February 7, 2019
“Next question,” Brady responded.
It merits noting that Brady skipped the Patriots’ last visit to the White House back in 2017 after the team’s Super Bowl LI victory.
Brady’s decision did not appear to have anything to do with politics, as President Donald Trump’s friendship with the Pats quarterback — not to mention Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick — goes back years. There were, however, some ludicrous conspiracy theories floated as to why Brady declined to attend the ceremony.
Still, Brady’s decision to not join much of the Patriots organization at the White House was said to have angered Trump.
That said, despite the belief that Brady and Trump are no longer that close, the President nevertheless lavished praise upon the Patriots ahead of Super Bowl LIII.
So far, three Patriots players — Duron Harmon, Jason McCourty and Devin McCourty — have indicated they will decline an invitation should the White House extend one. Given Trump’s still-cozy relationship with Kraft in particular, it’s widely assumed the Patriots will receive said invite.
Whether Brady will attend, though, remains to be seen.