Biden welcomed the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the White House on Tuesday to celebrate their Super Bowl win.
“Thank you, Mr. President. It’s certainly an honor to be here. Thank you very much for your hospitality,” Brady said.
He then seemingly referred to the 2020 presidential election and how Trump refused to admit Biden won.
“Not a lot of people think that we could have won and, in fact, I think 40% of the people still don’t think we won,” Brady said.
Biden chimed in, “I understand that.”
Brady replied, “You understand that, Mr. President?”
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Tom Brady: "Not a lot of people think that we could have won and, in fact, I think 40% of the people still don't think we won."
President Biden:" "I understand that."
Brady: "You understand that Mr. President?"
— CSPAN (@cspan) July 20, 2021
The NFL star also appeared to joke about Trump’s nickname for Biden, “sleepy Joe.”
“We had a game in Chicago where I forgot what down it was. I lost track of one down in 21 years of playing, and they started calling me ‘sleepy Tom.’ Why would they do that to me?” Brady said.
The team then presented Biden with a custom jersey.
As Politico notes, Brady declined to visit the White House in 2017 with his Patriot teammates. He cited “personal family matters” for the decision at the time. This allegedly angered Trump.
The outlet also points out Brady received backlash during the 2016 presidential election campaign for displaying Trump’s “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker. He made comments supporting the former president but later claimed they were taken out of context, as Politico reports.
Trump admitted to Fox News’s Sean Hannity in June, “We didn’t win.”
He added, “But let’s see what happens on that.”
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