Did Tom Brady’s supermodel wife keep him from visiting the White House? President Trump and Brady have been friends over the years but we’re not so sure Brady’s wife was ok with a visit to the White House by the New England Patriots’s quarterback.
It might seem like Giselle kept Brady from the White House visit but it turns out that this was more about family priorities. Brady’s mom has been ill and it was a chance to celebrate Brady’s parents’ 48th wedding anniversary….We’d like to think Brady was just doing the right thing by being with his family….
You be the judge:
Supermodel Gisele Bundchen on Wednesday tweeted a link to an April protest against President Donald Trump’s climate change policies at the same time that her husband, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, skipped his team’s Super Bowl victory visit to the White House.
Hours later, she deleted the tweet.
Bundchen was promoting an April 29 rally, the People’s Climate March, which is being supported by National Geographic.
The Brazilian model and philanthropist is also a ‘correspondent’ for National Geographic’s Years of Living Dangerously project, which seeks to bring attention to the dangers of climate change.
The march is scheduled to take place in Washington, DC, on the day that coincides with Trump’s 100th day in office.
Trump has come under criticism from environmental activists who say his comments dismissing climate change as a ‘hoax’ are misguided.
The president has also alarmed activists by selecting a climate change denier, Scott Pruitt, to head the Environmental Protection Agency.
Bundchen has in the past expressed her displeasure with Trump – unlike her husband, Brady, who has been friends with the real estate mogul-turned-president for years.
Brady attracted scrutiny when a red ‘Make America Great Again’ hat – which Trump famously wore throughout his campaign – was spotted in his football locker during this past season.
He has since refused to answer questions about whether he voted for Trump.
Brady was conspicuously absent from Wednesday’s team trip to the White House to meet Trump, though unlike some teammates who stayed away in protest over the president’s politics, the quarterback is dealing with personal issues.
On his Instagram account, Brady posted his parents’ wedding photo on their 48th anniversary.
‘For 48 years, my sisters and I have had the best example of love, friendship and compassion in our lives! And it’s so special to celebrate together! I love you mom and dad!’
Brady’s mother has also reportedly been suffering from health problems.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft said after the team’s Super Bowl victory in February that Brady’s mother, Galynn, was undergoing radiation and chemotherapy, according to CBS Sports.
During the Patriots’ visit on Wednesday, Kraft lauded his longtime friend, Trump, and likened his long-shot victory to the Patriots’ own.
Kraft compared the Patriots’ victory to Trump’s win in the November 2016 election and handed him a jersey with number 45 on it representing the 45th president of the United States.
‘This year’s championship was achieved after falling behind by 25 points,’ Kraft said.
‘In that same year a very good friend of mine for over 25 years, a man who is mentally tough and hard-working as anybody I know launched a campaign for the presidency against 16 career politicians facing odds almost as long as we faced in the fourth quarter.’
‘He persevered to become the 45th president of the United States.’
With the Patriots lined up behind him, Trump said: ‘No team has been this good for this long.’
‘You pulled off the greatest Super Bowl victory of all-time.’
The White House celebrations were overshadowed by the suicide of the Patriots former star Aaron Hernandez, who hanged himself on Wednesday in a prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, prison officials said.
The Patriots beat the Atlanta Falcons in overtime in February to be crowned National Football League champions.
Players who stayed away included Martellus Bennett, LeGarrette Blount, Devin McCourty and Chris Long.
Read more: Daily Mail