One day, someone will have to write a book about the topical dexterity of one Donald John Trump.
Fresh off beating the drum for possible constitutional amendments and shouting at reporters over the term “anchor babies,” Donald Trump has seen fit to ally himself with another wealthy and successful achiever in the public eye who is currently in a fight with his own version of “the establishment.”
According to Fox Sports, Trump went into “max protect” mode for his “great friend” Tom Brady on Thursday:
"I think it's ridiculous the way they've (the NFL) treated him," Trump said on Fox Business Network's Mornings with Maria. "He's a friend of mine; he's a great friend of mine. He's a great guy. I think it's terrible the way they've treated him.”
Brady is of course in a legal battle with the NFL, as he seeks to overturn a 4-game suspension for allegedly directing team trainers to deflate footballs and then obstructing the ensuing investigation.
Lest you think Trump is pandering for votes here by coming to the defense of Brady, someone who is viewed sympathetically by most NFL fans, Trump has actually supported the 4-time Super Bowl champ from the get-go.
According to the Boston Globe, “In May, Trump said if he were Tom Brady, he'd ‘sue the hell’ out of the NFL over the Deflategate scandal. Also in May, Trump took to social media three times in the same week to defend Brady.”
Backing Brady is great politics for an anti-establishment candidate, and it projects loyalty. It’ll be interesting to see if Tom Brady takes some free time – and it looks like he’s going to have some – to return the favor.