It turns out that New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may not actually be a Trump supporter, contrary to what Trump has said.
The Washington Post reported that Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump said he had Brady's support and that of Patriots coach Bill Belichick at a campaign rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Nov. 7.
"Tom Brady, great guy, great guy. Great guy, great friend of mine -- great, great champion. Unbelievable winner," Trump said. “He called today and he said, ‘Donald, I support you. You’re my friend and I voted for you.’ …
"And I said, 'So, Tom. You voted for me, you support me -- am I allowed to say it tonight at this massive crowd in New Hampshire?’ He said, ‘If you want to say it, you can say it.’ OK? Tom — that’s what a champ is all about.”
The New York Times reported that Brady's wife, model Gisele Bündchen, whom he married in 2009, said that's not the case.
According to her reply to a fan on her Instagram page, she and Brady are not supporting Trump.
Instagram user @_ricky_ve asked Bündchen about it under a photo of her supporting her husband's UnderArmour campaign.
"Gisele, I heard you and Tom were backing Trump! Is that true?"
"NO!" She wrote.
"Oh thank god! I was watching french channel M6 and they said that," the fan replied. "I'm so relieved thank you for responding!"
For what it's worth, Brady himself has not responded one way or the next about who he's supporting, although he did vote by absentee ballot Election Day morning.
Comcast SportsNet New England reported that Belichick did give a note to Trump, although the specifics of what the letter actually said are not clear.
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