Tom Brady: Trump 'a good friend'

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is opening up about his friendship with Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpDeWine tests negative for coronavirus a second time Several GOP lawmakers express concern over Trump executive orders Beirut aftermath poses test for US aid to frustrating ally MORE.

Brady on Tuesday said he first met Trump 13 years ago, while serving as a judge during one of his Miss USA beauty pageants.

“Honestly, he’s a good friend,” Brady said on “The Dennis & Callahan Morning Show.”


“He always gives me a call with different motivational speeches at different times,” Brady said.

“We’ve had a lot of time together on the golf course over the years,” he added.  “He’s a hell of a lot of fun to play golf with.”

Trump has repeatedly praised Brady’s athletic skills while campaigning for the White House this year. Brady has returned the love, and confirmed on Tuesday that he keeps a hat with Trump’s “Make America Great Again” campaign slogan in his locker.

Asked whether he was endorsing Trump for president, Brady demurred.

“I don’t know,” Brady said.

“Am I going to vote for him? That’s a good question.”

Brady said it’s “pretty amazing” what Trump has accomplished in business, television and politics.

“He’s obviously appealing to a lot of people,” Brady added of Trump, the front-runner for the GOP’s presidential nomination in 2016.

The New England Patriots are kicking off the 2015 NFL season Thursday evening at home against the Pittsburgh Steelers. The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions.