Brady keeps vote to himself; ‘hopeful and optimistic' country can move forward'


When Tom Brady was on with WEEI's Kirk and Callahan Show last week -- one day before Election Day -- he told the hosts that he hadn't voted yet, but he insisted he would tell them who he voted for the following week. Later that night, Donald Trump dropped Brady's name while at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, telling the crowd that Brady had called him to tell him he voted for him. 

Then Trump became President-elect Trump.

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Two days later, at Gillette Stadium, Brady was asked if he had given Trump permission to use his name during the rally. Brady didn't want to get into it. It comes as little surprise then that on Monday morning, the day after falling to the Seahawks, 31-24, Brady told the show that he wanted to continue to keep his distance from any sort of political discussion.

"I'm not talking politics anymore, guys," Brady said when asked for his presidential choice. "I'm just not. I got other things to worry about. Just speaking with my family, it's just a bad idea. I know, you guys, I told you I would, then after I told you I would, I changed my mind."

Pressed further on the subject of permission, Brady held his ground.

"I just don't want to get into it, guys," he said. "I really don't. There's nothing positive that comes of it. And there's just been so much negativity over the last week. I'm a positive person. I just want to keep things positive."

When Brady was asked if he was happy that his friend would be in the White House, Brady did attempt to spin things forward in a positive manner without revealing his political leanings.

"Like I said, yeah, I don't want to express any emotions or feelings of how I feel," he said. "You know what I am? I'm hopeful and optimistic that our country can, you know, move forward. I'm happy the election's over. I'm sure a lot of other people are. And I'm going to focus on football."

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