Tom Brady and Donald Trump is the bromance we never asked for, yet somehow, here we are. After Brady was encouraging of Trump's presidential run, he divulged even more details of his friendship with Trump, which is -- as one might guess -- laden with expensive perks.
In a Q&A with the Associated Press, Brady steered clear of forecasting Trump's capacity to serve as the President of the United States. But he made one thing clear: He's pretty happy that they get along well.
"He's been a long-time friend of mine, so we played a lot of golf over the years," says Brady. "He's invited me many times to some of his great golf resorts. We've had a lot of fun together. We'll see what turns out with him as a politician, but he's certainly a great friend.
"Nobody supports their friends like Tom Brady or Donald Trump."
That's about as strong of an endorsement as you can make without actually endorsing someone. Yet it does sound like someone's trying to protect their private relationship with Trump without doubling-down on Trump as a future POTUS.
That's not all Brady discussed, though. He also dished on the Deflategate storyline as the Patriots prepare to face the team who lost amid the ball-inflation scandal, the Indianapolis Colts.
Brady dismissed the notion that the bad blood of Deflategate would affect his experience in the game.
"It really doesn't [matter]," Brady says. "Whether that was the case or not, it's not going to make any difference on Sunday night."
The Patriots quarterback also explained how he's handling rumors about his relationship with Gisele while trying to steer New England back to the playoffs.
"Well, you compartmentalize," Brady explains. "You owe that to your teammates. They gotta do the same thing. Everyone is dealing with something. This is life; this is not just a piece of cake. You expect that when your teammates are doing their jobs, so you got to compartmentalize and do your job.
"That's something you take a lot of pride in. You put all the other stuff aside and go out and do your job, and mine is to be the best I can be for my teammates."