Trump joked that he 'could have had Tom Brady' as a son-in-law: report

President TrumpDonald TrumpGiuliani used provisional ballot to vote in 2020 election, same method he disparaged in fighting to overturn results Trump gets lowest job approval rating in final days as president Fox News' DC managing editor Bill Sammon to retire MORE has previously joked that he “could have had Tom Brady” as a son-in-law, according to a new report examining the influence of his adult children.

“Instead, I got Jared KushnerJared Corey KushnerTrump preparing another 100 pardons, commutations before leaving office: reports Election misinformation dropped 73 percent following Trump's suspension from Twitter: research The Hill's 12:30 Report: What to expect for inauguration MORE,” Trump said, according to a New York Times report published Saturday. The report, which cites five sources who heard the president, said that Trump has repeatedly told the joke.

The president’s reported aside about Brady was included in a sweeping Times profile of Kushner and his wife, Trump's daughter Ivanka TrumpIvanka TrumpTrump preparing another 100 pardons, commutations before leaving office: reports The Hill's 12:30 Report: What to expect for inauguration DC attorney general pushing to interview Trump Jr. MORE, who have been a mainstay of the administration despite ranging criticism.

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President Trump is known to have an affinity for Brady. The New England Patriots quarterback once referred to Trump as a “good friend,” but stopped short of endorsing him during the 2016 presidential election.

Brady, who hasn’t shied away from criticism of Trump’s comments attacking protesting NFL players, skipped the team’s White House visit earlier this year celebrating their 2017 Super Bowl victory, citing “personal family matters.”

The president’s first wife, Ivana Trump, claimed in her book “Raising Trump” that Trump wanted his daughter to date Brady.

“At one point, Donald wanted her to date Tom Brady, the quarterback," she wrote. "He said, 'You have to meet him!' But Ivanka wasn't into it."