NFL quarterback Tom Brady left a news conference Wednesday after two questions about his friendship with GOP presidential front-runner Donald TrumpDonald TrumpBaldwin calls Trump criticism following 'Rust' shooting 'surreal' Haley hits the stump in South Carolina Mary Trump files to dismiss Trump's lawsuit over NYT tax story MORE.

“Tom, have you seen or heard about the [New York] Daily News cover, and how do you feel about your relationship with Donald Trump?” a reporter asked.


“I don’t think about it much,” the New England Patriots quarterback responded. "I have a tough week ahead and I have a lot of football stuff to think about.”

“Hopefully we can go out and beat the [Tennessee] Titans, that’d be the most important thing to me,” he added, citing Sunday’s home game.

“You’ve kind of opened the door to some criticism when you talk about it,” the journalist countered. "Do you regret opening the door when you talk about it?”

“Like I said, I’m just here to play football,” Brady said before leaving the media scrum.

Brady’s relationship with Trump is under fire following the real estate mogul's controversial call for a ban on Muslims entering the U.S. last week.

The New York Daily News published an article Wednesday criticizing the football star for not publicly rejecting Trump’s remarks during an interview the day before.

“The four-time Super Bowl champ turned big-time chump when he fumbled a perfect opportunity to condemn his ‘good friend’ Donald Trump’s dangerous demagoguery and racist rhetoric – scrambling instead to try to find a way out of actually endorsing his billionaire buddy,” the article said.

Brady ducked questions about dismissing Trump’s Oval Office bid during an interview Tuesday morning.

“I support all of my friends,” he said on “The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show.”

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

Photographs emerged earlier this year showing a hat with Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan inside of Brady’s locker. He has since repeatedly emphasized he enjoys his friendship with Trump but is disinterested in his politics.

Trump, meanwhile, has repeatedly boasted about his ties with the NFL standout while hitting the 2016 campaign trail.