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Tom Brady celebrated the Bucs’ Super Bowl win with President Joe Biden at the White House this week. When it was his turn to speak, Brady poked fun at former President Donald Trump, saying “about 40 percent of the people still don’t think we won.”
There have been conflicting interpretations of Brady’s comment. Some say it was meaningless. Skip Bayless, meanwhile, is not one of them.
On Thursday, Bayless said that Brady is trying to disassociate himself from Trump.
“I believe Tom Brady has been irritated to the point of being troubled, even haunted by the fact that he was associated with Donald Trump once he won office,” Bayless said on Undisputed.
“Do I think he had fun playing golf with Donald Trump? I do,” Bayless goes on. “But then Donald Trump, or somebody in Trump’s camp asked him, ‘Could you put a MAGA hat in your locker?’ This was well ahead of the 2016 election.”
“He lived to regret it because then he was associated with Donald Trump politically, and Donald Trump became a figure politically that Tom Brady wanted zero to do with,” Bayless said. “So I believe he took this opportunity in the Biden White House to take a shot that will burn whatever bridge was left with Donald Trump.”
You never want to discount that level of drama. However, I don’t think Brady meant much with his joke.
Brady has shown no signs of wanting to comment on politics publicly. All we know about Brady is that he’s focused on football. Oh and he’s rather good at throwing the football. At the White House this week, Brady seemed to be a guy having fun with the president.