Well, that was awkward
Tom Brady, fresh off a four-game suspension for his role in Defleategate, seems to already have another issue at hand after scrambling away from the press when asked for his thoughts on Donald Trump’s recent comments.
Brady publicly stated his support for Trump back in December. When asked if he stood by Trump in his run for the presidency, Brady went on record saying, “Donald is a good friend of mine. I have known him for a long time. I support all my friends.”
Now, it doesn’t seem the Patriots QB is as outspoken in his support after Trump’s latest assertion that his lewd and misogynistic comments were little more than “locker room talk.” Well, at least not publicly. When a reporter asked for Brady’s thoughts on the scandalous fallout from the 11-year-old video, Brady simply smiled, thanked the reporters in attendance, then walked out of the room.
Here’s video of the incident, which took place today:
A special thanks to the guy who asked Tom Brady about Donald Trump locker room talk and the end of his press confer… https://t.co/aEZvcSloeQ— Joe Giza (@Joe Giza)1476287487.0
Many high-level Republicans have pulled their support of Trump following the release of the video, but Brady’s evasion seems less like a stance against the misogynistic comments and more like…something else. It’s not clear if Brady still supports Trump publicly, privately, or at all, but failing to take a stance at all on the divisive comments made by the candidate won’t likely end this line of questioning.