There has been plenty of speculation about why New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn’t accompany his team Wednesday during the customary visit to the White House for Super Bowl champions.
Brady, the game’s most valuable player, skipped the ceremony, citing family matters — his mother, who has been battling a health ailment for the last 18 months, is said to be in town.
And despite the fact that Brady supported President Donald Trump and had a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker at one point, anti-Trump forces were quick to make political hay of Brady’s absence.
Taking their lead from the New York Times, which tweeted out a misleading photo of Wednesday’s visit, detractors highlighted a tweet from Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
If you missed Gisele's tweet while her husband dissed tRump at the WH. Screensot below. pic.twitter.com/zsfjMHDQKB
— ; 😷 Howard the VOR 😷 ; (@DisTempria) April 20, 2017
Bundchen, who has made it clear in the past she’s no fan of Trump, shared a link to the “People’s Climate March,” which is set to take place on Trump’s 100th day in office and targets his administration.
The tweet has since been deleted, but that only served to further fuel the rumor mongering.
And for what it’s worth, Brady also skipped his team’s 2015 White House visit when former President Barack Obama was in office.
Nevertheless some social media users seem to believe Brady is a whipped husband… here a sampling of responses from Twitter:
Is Gisele the reason Tom Brady did not attend the White House today? Check out the tweet she sent out this morning then deleted… pic.twitter.com/VZigL6p5US
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) April 20, 2017
@williamlegate @realDonaldTrump @SuperBowl @Patriots Brady never showed because they r going to a Climate Change protest. I tried to attach the tweet from Gisele, which has since been deleted.
— Theresa Servello (@tmsred) April 20, 2017
DID SHE KEEP HIM FROM ATTENDING? SICK- Gisele posts anti-Trump tweet as husband Brady skips WH visit https://t.co/HeQeWgt41f via @MailOnline
— @lalauraru777 (@lalauraru777) April 20, 2017
@Mikel_Jollett Maybe the Pat’s front office @Patriots also called Gisele Bundchen to take down her tweet urging joiners to April 29 DC march 4 justice? pic.twitter.com/TB80alb9MX
— William Ferrall (@wmferrall) April 20, 2017
@PatsGirlForLife @missparis2010 Literally all I care about was that Brady wasn’t there and Gisele’s tweet about marching in DC. Lol
— Kristina (@KristinaF1977) April 20, 2017
@thehill After seeing this , Trump will probably tweet : “Gisele is no longer a 10″…or something like that…funny guy
— victor mirnoff (@VictorMirnoff) April 19, 2017
@JammieWF You see Gisele’s tweet, maybe Tom’s mother wasn’t the issue after all…
— mnmurray (@mnmurray4226) April 19, 2017
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