Tom Brady says Trump asked him to speak at 2016 Republican National Convention

Tampa Bay Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady offered a glimpse into his friendship with President Trump during a telling interview.

Speaking with Howard Stern on his SiriusXM program Wednesday morning, the football great revealed that Trump asked him to speak at the 2016 Republican National Convention.

Brady told the radio personality that he declined the then-candidate’s request, explaining that he “didn’t want to get into all the political [arena].”

“The political support is totally different from the support of a friend,” he said.

Brady also told Stern that he was “tired” of hearing criticisms about his friend, the commander-in-chief.

“The guy is doing his best to help the country, I’d like to see his critics try to do better in his position,” he lamented during his appearance.

At one point, Stern asked about backlash among his teammates over his friendship with the controversial leader, to which, at least during his time with the New England Patriots, Brady said there was none.

“[My teammates] know me. They know who I am. I was with them every day,” he said.

Stern went on to tease Brady about Trump wishing decades ago that he would marry his daughter Ivanka.

“That was a long time ago. That was a long time ago in my life…There was never that where we ever dated or anything like that,” Brady said, before touting his love for his wife Gisele Bündchen.

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