A couple weeks ago, Brady made headlines due to his comments about Donald Trump.
Brady had been asked about having a Trump hat in his locker and if Trump had what it takes to win the Republican nomination and presidency. When he responded, “I hope so, it would be great,” some viewed it as an endorsement for Trump.
Rather than give an immediate follow up to clear things up, Brady let people stew in the quote for a minute before sharing his thoughts on the matter. Today, we got a bit more clarity on the topic.
Brady was asked about those remarks Monday morning during his weekly interview on WEEI. According to Brady, stories like this are why he is so cautious of what he says publicly.
“It’s just a different world than when I started in professional football. Even an off-handed comment like that, like you said, that people may run with; and I understand why people do run with it because you get the clicks and that type of stuff. It’s just people doing their job. A comment like that, I try to have fun with certain things,” Brady told hosts John Dennis, Gerry Callahan and Kirk Minihane.
“Some things a lot of times get taken out of context and so I think you are just more careful with what you say because you don’t want certainly a big headline with you as saying something that is going to take the attention away from your teammates and what you’re trying to do," said Brady.
In regards to Donald, “Again, it’s, I mean look, I’ve known him for a long time. He’s been a fun guy that I’ve had a lot of time around,” Brady answered. "Whatever I vote is going to be my own personal choice based on how I feel. I don’t even know what the issues are. I haven’t paid attention to politics in a long time. It’s actually not something that I really even enjoy. It’s way off my radar.”
Maybe it's best that Brady do a bit of research, maybe he would understand why it struck so many people when he had the hat in his locker.