Tom Brady on Trump: 'I support all of my friends’

NFL quarterback Tom Brady says he has nothing but well wishes for Republican presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpHillicon Valley — State Dept. employees targets of spyware Ohio Republican Party meeting ends abruptly over anti-DeWine protesters Jan. 6 panel faces new test as first witness pleads the Fifth MORE, but the football star is dodging questions about a potential endorsement.

“I support all of my friends,” Brady said Tuesday on “The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show” when asked whether he backs the billionaire in 2016.


“He’s always been so supportive of me. I’ve always enjoyed his company. I support all of my friends in everything that they do.”

Brady has repeatedly deflected questions over whether he is endorsing Trump. The New England Patriots star said Tuesday he would rather not mix his personal life with politics.

“Can I just stay out of this debate?” he asked. "Donald is a good friend of mine. I’ve known him for a long time. That’s what I have to say.”

Rumors about Brady’s possible support for Trump began swirling earlier this year when photographs emerged showing a hat bearing the Republican’s campaign slogan.

Brady said Tuesday that the “Make America Great Cap” is merely a kind gesture from a valued companion.

“Yeah, it’s still in there,” he said when asked whether the hat remains in his locker. "I still have the hat. He gave me a hat. That’s a nice thing.”

Brady, who has won four Super Bowl championships, praised Trump’s life accomplishments.

“I think it’s pretty remarkable what he’s achieved in his life,” he said. “I mean, going from an incredible businessman to being a TV star to being in politics. That is three different career paths.”

Brady recounted how he first met the real estate mogul. “I judged a beauty pageant for him,” he said.

“[That] was one of the very first things I did that I thought was really cool that came with winning the Super Bowl.”

Trump has repeatedly boasted about his friendship with Brady on the 2016 campaign trail while also defending the athlete from his critics on and off the field.