Via EEI – Question at 13 minute mark
Minihane: So last week, it happened once again, there’s another debate tonight. So, just to be clear, and I’m not looking to collect any money from Deadspin. I’m not even asking the question. No, but Donald Trump said last week that Tom goes around telling everyone how great he is. He’s using Tom as sort of, to move his popularity forward in Massachusetts. That’s what the story said. So, I’ll ask it one more time, just so it’s clear, just for the record. Are you supporting Donald J. Trump for president in 2016?
Brady: Can I just stay out of this debate? Donald, he’s a good friend of mine. I’ve known him for a long time. I support all my friends. That’s what I have to say. He’s a good friend of mine. He’s always been so supportive of me, for the last 15 years, since I judged a beauty pageant for him, which was one of the very first things that I did that thought was really cool. That came along with winning the Super Bowl. He’s always invited me to play golf. I’ve always enjoyed his company. I support all my friends in everything they do. I think it’s pretty remarkable what he’s achieved in his life. I mean, going from business, kind of an incredible businessman and then a TV star, and then getting into politics. It’s a pretty different career path. I think that is pretty remarkable.
Tanguay: Tom, I want to save you here. When you say you support all your friends, that can be interpreted as you are supporting Donald Trump over Ted Cruz, over Hillary Clinton—
Callahan: How do you know he’s not friends with Ted Cruz?
Tanguay: Well, I don’t know, I’m trying to clear the air.
Callahan: Do you have any other friends in the field?
Brady: This is really important to you guys, huh?
Tanguay: Well, no, but you’re being misquoted. That’s how people will run with that.
So I guess this is still a story, Brady and Trump being friends and everyone wants to know what way Tom is voting. If you listen to the audio, it couldn’t be more clear where Tom stands on this: he’s friends with Trump, but Trump is the asshole friend (shocker). Everybody has one, the guy you support in public but have to tell him, “Listen man, don’t be a fucking dickhead tonight,” before you introduce him to a separate circle of friends. Trump’s the guy you have to defend once he leaves and say, “I swear, he’s a good guy. You just have to get to know him,” even though everyone knows that’s a nice way of saying that he’s always a cocksucker but you’ll eventually get used to it. But, what else are you gonna do? Start ripping him and tell everyone he sucks? Not after fifteen years of friendship. Once you hit like the five year mark that’s a locked in friend and you have to back him no matter what. Love Tom getting his guy’s back.