Captain America star and Patriots fan Chris Evans says he might not be able to support Brady if he still likes Trump

Alex Reimer
March 27, 2019 - 2:02 pm
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One of the Patriots’ most vocal fans in Hollywood says he’s unsure if he can continue to support Tom Brady, due to the quarterback’s seeming affection for President Trump.

In a recent cover story interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Boston-native Chris Evans, who’s best known for his work as Captain America in Marvel’s "Avengers" series, said he hopes Brady no longer supports Trump. Though Brady never explicitly endorsed Trump, he did have a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker at the onset of Trump’s campaign. 

Brady also said it “would be great” if Trump were elected president, joking there would be a putting green on the White House lawn. The two have golfed over the years and Brady once served as a guest judge for Trump’s “Miss America” beauty pageant. 

“I really hope he’s not a Trump supporter,” Evans said. “I’m just hoping he’s one of those guys that maybe supported him and now regrets it. Maybe he thought it was going to be different — and even that bothers me — but maybe there’s a chance now he just thinks Trump’s an absolute dumb s—, which he is. If he doesn’t, if he’s still on that Trump train, I might have to cut ties. It’s really tough.”

Brady hasn’t publicly commented on Trump since the election, blowing off the Patriots’ Super Bowl White House visit the following spring. Trump was reportedly furious about the snub. 

Trump’s affection for Brady is well-chronicled. In a new book chronicling Ivanka Trump’s and Jared Kushner’s rise to power in Washington, author Vicki Ward writes the President wishes his daughter had pursued a relationship with Brady instead. “(Trump) would joke that Ms. Trump could have married Tom Brady, the quarterback for the New England Patriots, and once joked to Robert K. Kraft, the team's owner, that ‘Jared is half the size of Tom Brady's forearm,’” Ward writes in “Kushner Inc.”

Trump reportedly still wants Kraft to attend the Patriots’ White House visit this year, despite his charges for soliciting prostitution. No word on whether Brady is expected to show up. 

Evans, for his part, says he feels an obligation to opine on the subject. "I’d be disappointed in myself if I didn’t speak up," he added. "Especially for fear of some monetary repercussion or career damage — that just feels really gross to me."

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