The election is over and at least one person doesn’t want to talk about it any more, even though he’d promised to divulge which presidential candidate he had voted for.
“I’m not talking politics anymore, guys,” Tom Brady said Monday in his weekly WEEI interview on the “Kirk and Callahan Show” just hours after the New England Patriots’ loss to the Seattle Seahawks. “I’m just not. I got other things to worry about. Just speaking with my family, it’s just a bad idea. I know, you guys, I told you I would, then after I told you I would, I changed my mind.”
But he promised!
Now, we’ll never know whether he voted for his “good friend” Donald Trump, as Trump claimed at a rally the day before polls opened. Perhaps Gisele Bündchen is, once again, to blame. After all, on the weekend before the election the supermodel had muddied the waters about Brady’s choice with an emphatic “NO!” in reply to one of her 10.5 million Instagram users who had inquired if the couple supported the mogul. That left Brady scrambling on WEEI last week and promising to reveal his vote Monday.
“I just don’t want to get into it, guys,” he said. “I really don’t. There’s nothing positive that comes of it. And there’s just been so much negativity over the last week. I’m a positive person. I just want to keep things positive.”
Brady, whose ties to Trump were revealed more than a year ago when a “Make America Great Again” cap was spotted in his locker, famously declined to visit the White House with the Patriots after their last Super Bowl and he wasn’t going to say whether he was pleased about Trump’s move to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
“Like I said, yeah, I don’t want to express any emotions or feelings of how I feel,” he said. “You know what I am? I’m hopeful and optimistic that our country can, you know, move forward. I’m happy the election’s over. I’m sure a lot of other people are. And I’m going to focus on football.”
So . . . it’s on to San Francisco.