Donald Trump name drops Tom Brady in coronavirus briefing

Lucy Burdge
March 26, 2020 - 6:57 pm

In his press briefing on the coronavirus Thursday night, Donald Trump mentioned Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady, saying he talked to him the other day.

“Somebody in the fake news said, uh, one of the governors said, ‘Oh we need Tom Brady,'” Trump said. “I said, ‘Yeah.’ He meant that in a positive way. We need Tom Brady. And we’re gonna, uh, do great, and he meant it very positively but they took it differently. They think Tom Brady should be leading the effort. That’s only fake news and I like Tom Brady. Spoke to him the other day. He’s a great guy. But, uh, I wish, uh, that the news could be real. I wish it could be honest. I wish it weren’t corrupt. But so much of it is. It’s so sad to see.”

These remarks come after Governor Jay Inslee of Washington said recently that states need “a Tom Brady” instead of “a backup” when dealing with the coronavirus.