September 16, 2015
Heading into Wednesday night's GOP debate, Donald Trump continues to lead the race for the 2016 Republican presidential nomination, carrying 27 percent of Republican primary voters at the national level.
It turns out his loyal support of New England Patriots QB Tom Brady through the Deflategate saga has earned him a marquee supporter.
In a locker room interview Wednesday, Brady was asked about the "Make America Great Again" hat spotted prominently among his personal belongings, CNN reports.
Tom wants to make America great again. pic.twitter.com/gkUsB4OXe6— Feitelberg (@FeitsBarstool) September 5, 2015
Brady, a well-known golf buddy of Trump's, called it a "nice keepsake" and added that it would be "great" if Trump wins the election.
Does Trump have a realistic shot at winning the election? "I hope so," Brady said. "That would be great. There'd be a putting green on the White House lawn. I know that."
Through the proceedings of the Deflategate case, which has since been ruled in Brady's favor, Trump staunchly supported the quarterback, going so far as to advise him to sue the NFL for defamation in an Instagram post.
Brady and Trump detractors wasted no time poking fun at the endorsement on social media.
@BartHubbuch With Brady's endorsement Trump should become President of New England states. I hope they secede from the Union.— Gerry Levine (@gerrylev) September 16, 2015
Can we take one of Tom Brady's Super Bowl rings for endorsing Trump? Is this real life?— Captain McMerica (@captainmcmerica) September 16, 2015
Tom Brady is mad cool with trump from playing golf with him, he Never said I'm voting for Trump calm down y'all— Dj Deadeye (@DeadeyeSTdot) September 16, 2015
Disregard my tweet about Trump and Brady he has the right to vote for whoever and his beliefs don't change mine or whoever else likes him— Julius Patterson (@Jupatt14) September 16, 2015
Come On Man, Not Tom. Complete Foolery... He Just Went To The Bench This Week In Fantasy... Whelp, Phillip Rivers... http://t.co/YAIdnGBKMa— Keith Brown (@Keith84Brown) September 16, 2015