Earlier this week, President Joe Biden invited the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl win earlier this year. The tradition would normally have been relatively uneventful in a year like 2021, except for some comments made by Tom Brady.
Brady was an obsession for former President Donald Trump. Seeing the athlete visit Biden in the White House is speculated to be a personal nightmare for the former President.
However Trump felt about the visit, it's sure to be worse when Brady made this joke:
Brady: Not a lot of people think we could’ve won. In fact, I think about 40% of the people still don’t think we won… https://t.co/n8yBEFhbeY— Acyn (@Acyn) 1626796724.0
Brady also made fun of the bad nicknames Trump tends to come up with.
President Biden praised the team for their win and called the team an example that it's "never too late to come together and achieve extraordinary things." He also used the opportunity to recommend people get vaccinated.
The whole situation struck the internet funny.
Who's in charge of making sure Trump sees this? Can we get the clip on a show that he hate watches? Something on CN… https://t.co/6wK8Kfv3sP— Jon Favreau (@Jon Favreau) 1626815530.0
Gotta confess. Didn’t have Tom Brady trolling Donald Trump at the White House on my July bingo card.— Dan Rather (@Dan Rather) 1626810622.0
Who knew Tom Brady had jokes?! https://t.co/N5dOEO8uaV— Doc King-Lewis (@Doc King-Lewis) 1626841117.0
The Buc's visit marks the first time a Super Bowl champion team has visited the White House since 2017. The Patriots won, with Brady's help at the time, though the athlete himself skipped the tradition.
This likely upset Trump, seeing as the former president used to use his Twitter account to defend Brady while he was caught in a scandal over using deflated footballs.
However, not all of Brady's history is so easily forgotten, including a "Make America Great Again" hat he had in his locker in 2016.
@Quicktake Too late to try and save face, a-hole, you stood by his side the entirety of his 4 years of terror— Meh (@Meh) 1626806728.0
@EliStokols Nice try, Brady. We can’t forget this https://t.co/xMvHgW4koz— Kristine Kenyon (@Kristine Kenyon) 1626797183.0
This is the first NFL visit by Super Bowl champions since 2017.
In 2018, the Philadelphia Eagles were uninvited by Trump due to protest during the National Anthem. In 2019, The Patriots won again, but chose not to go, though they confirmed it had nothing to do with politics.
And of course, the 2020 winners, The Kansas City Chiefs skipped due to the pandemic.
Head coach of the Bucs, Bruce Arians said it was an honor to be invited to the White House and hopes the political divide in Washington can be overcome for the American people.