You can file this under: Never going to happen.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump, appearing Wednesday morning on Boston Herald radio, said he thinks the superstar Patriots quarterback and famous friend of The Donald would campaign for him in New Hampshire if asked.
Trump — who has been nominated for a Nobel Peace Prize — was asked if he would ask TB12 to stump for him before next week’s primary election in the Granite State.
“I think he would if I asked him to,” Trump said. “I don’t know if I want to ask him to do that, right now he doesn’t feel so great because of what happened [in Denver]. He was really mauled. I’ll tell you the offensive line was not exactly giving him lots of protection, unfortunately. But he is the finest guy. He’s not only a great athlete, a great quarterback, but he’s a fine person. A great guy. New England — the whole area — they’re very lucky to have Tom.”
Trump also wondered if his friendship with Brady has helped push him to the top in the latest N.H. poll. “Maybe it’s the fact that Tom Brady and I are friends and he says such nice things about me.”
Brady has tried to stay out of the election politics despite his affinity for Trump as a friend.
“Can I just stay out of this debate?” Brady said in December on WEEI’s “Dennis & Callahan” show when asked about his golfing buddy. “Donald is a good friend of mine. I have known him for a long time. I support all my friends. That is what I have to say.”
Brady buddy Peyton Manning is also trying to stay out of the political spotlight.
“I played a round of golf with him in Tahoe,” Manning said at Super Bowl media night Monday. “I didn’t play real well, so I was kind of focused on trying to find my ball… The times I’ve been around him, he’s been extremely nice to me. … I’m just a meathead. I can’t talk politics.” Earlier this week, Trump confessed that he’s always liked Manning, calling the Patriots nemesis a “very, very good guy.”
Brady — who put himself on the radar by having a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker at Gillette Stadium at the beginning of last season and initially saying it would be “great” if Trump won the election — claimed he wasn’t actually endorsing the controversial candidate.
— CNN (@CNN) September 16, 2015
“I think that it’s just a different world than when I started in professional football. Even an offhanded comment like that… that people may run with,” Brady said on WEEI last September. “I mean it’s just people doing their job. I mean a comment like that, it’s — I try to have fun with certain things.”
“Whatever I vote is going to be my own personal choice based on how I feel. I don’t even know what the issues are. I haven’t paid attention to politics in a long time so it’s actually not something that I really even enjoy. It’s way off my radar,” Brady added.
The Donald sees things differently naturally, crediting his popularity in Massachusetts in large part to his ties to TB12.
“In Massachusetts, I’m at 48 percent,” Trump told The Washington Post in an interview last December. “You know why? Tom Brady said Trump’s the greatest. He says it to anyone who asks him.”
For Trump, the Brady comments were just another ho-hum day on the campaign trail.
Based on the fraud committed by Senator Ted Cruz during the Iowa Caucus, either a new election should take place or Cruz results nullified.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2016
As far as the Panthers-Broncos Super Bowl showdown goes on Sunday, Trump wouldn’t cast his vote Wednesday.
“I’m not rooting for either. I’m a Tom fan,” Trump said. “I think Tom is the greatest there is. I know Tom very well. He’s just a great person, beyond the great football ability and athletic ability. So I’m a Tom fan. I don’t care who wins, actually. I’m going to watch the game and it’ll be interesting, but I don’t have a pick.”