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

President TrumpDonald John TrumpFacebook releases audit on conservative bias claims Harry Reid: 'Decriminalizing border crossings is not something that should be at the top of the list' Recessions happen when presidents overlook key problems 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 KushnerPresident tweets 'few work harder' than Ivanka, Jared PETA billboard in Baltimore calls Kushner a 'rich pest' Top immigration aide experienced 'jolt of electricity to my soul' when Trump announced campaign 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 TrumpIvana (Ivanka) Marie TrumpPresident tweets 'few work harder' than Ivanka, Jared Dick Cheney to attend fundraiser supporting Trump reelection: report Trump Jr. dismisses conflicts of interest, touts projects in Indonesia 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."