TAMPA — When Tom Brady and the Bucs visited the White House Tuesday, it wasn’t the boring affair some might have feared.
Brady captivated the audience when he spoke at the lectern, exchanging banter with President Joe Biden and getting in a couple of quick quips about former President Donald Trump.
“Not a lot of people think we could’ve won,” Brady said of the Bucs’ victory in Super Bowl 55. “In fact, I think about 40 percent of the people still don’t think we won.”
Biden jumped in with, “I understand that.”
The 40 percent, of course, was a reference to the 2020 election, after which 40 percent of Republican voters said in an online survey that they believed Trump won a second term.
Brady followed with a joke about his blunder in Chicago, where he lost track of downs late in a loss to the Bears. He said people started calling him “Sleepy Tom,” a poke at Biden, whom some refer to as “Sleepy Joe.”
Brady was public in his support for Trump during the 2016 campaign. The seven-time Super Bowl champion kept a red “MAGA” hat in his locker.
Before Tuesday’s White House visit, it was widely questioned whether Brady would visit the White House with Biden, a Democrat, in office.
Here’s how Twitter reacted to Brady’s jokes:
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