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At the White House, Tom Brady slams Biden for Trump’s phony electoral claims.

In a White House visit Tuesday, Tom Brady, a seven-time Super Bowl champion and lifelong friend of Donald Trump, gently mocked the previous president and his phony charges of election fraud.
The 43-year-old quarterback was in the White House on Tuesday with the rest of his Tampa Bay Buccaneers to celebrate their Super Bowl victory with US President Joe Biden.
Brady stood nearby in a dark suit and sunglasses as Biden praised the squad that defeated the Kansas City Chiefs in Super Bowl LV on February 7th, his first with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after winning six with the New England Patriots.
Brady took the podium and joked about Trump’s bogus charges of voter fraud, which have led many Republicans to believe Biden did not win the election, and his designation of Biden as “Sleepy Joe,” without addressing Trump by name.
Brady stated his team’s performance improved following a sluggish start to last year’s NFL season (7-5).
“We found our stride and got into a groove,” Brady said.
“It’s true that not many people believe we could have won.”
“Do you understand, Mr President? Approximately 40% of the people still don’t believe we won.”
” Brady inquired of Biden.
“I get it,” Biden said, eliciting chuckles.
Brady: Not many people believe we could have won.
In fact, I believe approximately 40% of people still don’t believe we won. Biden: I understand that — Acyn (@Acyn) July 20, 2021
In Chicago, we had a game where I forgot what down it was.
In my 21 years of playing, I’ve lost track of one.
They began to refer to me as “Sleepy Tom.”
Why would they do something like that to me?
” replied Brady, smiling, to laughs.
Because Biden is the 46th president, the team presented him a Tampa Bay jersey with the number 46 on it.
Brady has had an on-again, off-again relationship with Trump, apparently backing him for president in 2016 but disagreeing with his 2017 criticism of NFL players kneeling during the national anthem, among other things.
The Buccaneers’ visit was the first time the Super Bowl champions had visited the White House since 2017, as Biden works to bring America together after a divided election.
The event was also attended by Edward Glazer, a co-chairman of the Buccaneers and a significant fund-raiser for Trump.
Brady had not visited the Patriots since 2005, when George W Bush was president.
Brady has won the Super Bowl in four separate administrations, but the Patriots did not visit Barack Obama in 2015 or Donald Trump in 2017.
After winning in 2019, the Patriots decided not to attend, while the Philadelphia Eagles became the first NFL winner in decades to forego the long-standing ritual one year earlier.
On Tuesday morning, Tampa Bay players Donovan Smith and Bradley Pinion, members of the team’s social justice committee, met with Vice President Kamala Harris to discuss voting rights.