Tom Brady is the winningest quarterback in NFL history, with seven Super Bowl rings, and has not been without controversy in the past for some questionable practices (for example, he ordered the air of used balls to be lowered in a conference final game) or for having, at least at one time, had sympathy for Donald Trump (a cap with the slogan “Make America Great Again” was seen in his locker in 2016).
This Tuesday, when visiting the White House with his team, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, to celebrate their victory in the last Super Bowl, Brady allowed himself to make some jokes on the ribs of the occupants of the United States presidency.
President Joe Biden hosted Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at the White House. Everyone laughed at a joke Brady made about Donald Trump, without mentioning him by name. (Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
Players of the aforementioned team met with President Biden, in the first time since 2017 that an NFL champion team attended the White House (in 2018, 2019 and 2020, the champions of those chose not to visit the presidential house, then populated by Trump), and during the event Brady, the main figure of Tampa Bay, spoke about the victory of his squad, something that he said many doubted he would achieve.
“Not many people thought we could win. In fact, I think 40% of people still don’t think we win. Do you understand that, Mr. President? “Brady said to Biden, who replied,” I understand. All between the laughter of the Tampa Bay players present.
With this, without mentioning his name, Brady made a mockery of Trump and his entourage, who continue to spread the lie that a massive fraud was committed in the November 2020 election that stole Trump’s victory. And certainly a large percentage of Republican voters still believe that Biden did not actually win the election.
The truth is that Biden legitimately dispatches in the Oval Office and Brady wears his seventh Super Bowl ring.
But, perhaps in an effort to balance, Brady made another joke and recalled that last season, in a Tampa Bay game against the Chicago Bears, at one point he forgot what chance the next play had, so “ They started calling me ‘Sleepy Tom’ [‘Sleepy Tom]”, In a reference to the derogatory nickname ‘Sleepy Joe’ that Trump used when referring to Biden in the 2020 presidential campaign, according to CNN.
The truth is that Biden and Brady were quite awake.
Biden took the opportunity to motivate players, and the general public, to get vaccinated against covid-19 in case they had not already done so and received as a gift a Tampa Bay jersey with the number 46. Biden is the president number 46 from the United States.
“In the middle of a long, dark winter every Sunday people were able to sit and watch you play … You created memories that helped people move forward and believe that we could get back to normal,” Biden told the Buccaneers.
(Photo by Drew Angerer / Getty Images)
And, says The Hill, Biden also contributed his joke by saying “there is nothing wrong with being the oldest guy to reach the top”, alluding to the fact that Brady, at 43, was the oldest player to appear in a Super Bowl. Biden, at 78, is the oldest president in American history.
In any case, the visit of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, like the one previously made by the Los Angeles Dodgers of Major League Baseball, resumed, for the first time since the beginning of the pandemic, the old tradition of the champions of great professional sports visiting the White House.
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