Donald Trump went to great lengths to associate himself with Buccaneers quarterback and seven time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady. Brady himself says prior to Trump’s campaign for the presidency, the reality TV game show host would call trying to arrange golf trips sure to be caught on camera by the media. It’s very important to Trump to be seen with winners, hoping that some of their reputation will be transferred into the public perception of him.
Brady: “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?” pic.twitter.com/53Qel6fvkg
— Andrew Solender (@AndrewSolender) July 20, 2021
Imagine, then, how Trump must have reacted to Brady standing at the White House on Tuesday with President Joe Biden, laughing at Trump’s ridiculous election conspiracy theory claims. The two men who won their contests this year had a laugh at the loser of the presidential election, and Brady went even further to associate himself with Biden rather than continue to allow Trump to associate himself with Brady.
‘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?’
Just two winners, standing around and laughing at the loser who called them “Sleepy.” Trump, without a doubt, is having a terrible day.
New York magazine gave an assessment of Trump’s needs, all of which were undermined in those two little one-liners by the football champion: “1. To be treated as a winner, 2. To pal around with celebrities, 3. To not be laughed at, and 4. To gain the specific approval of Tom Brady.” Trump apparently went to great lengths to form a public perception of a friendship between himself and Brady, according to Brady himself. Those efforts were destroyed in just a few short quips.
The internet had a great time with the speech by Tom Brady. Read some of their comments below:
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