Happy wife, happy life?
The Super Bowl champion Patriots visited the White House Wednesday and quarterback Tom Brady was not among them. Brady cited “some personal family matters” as a reason he could not travel to Washington.
Brady’s mother has been battling a health ailment for the last 18 months and was unable to attend any games last season, though she did make the trip to Houston for Super Bowl 51. Brady had planned on making the White House visit, but will instead spend time with his mother who flew in from California to Boston to visit Brady and his family.
While that is likely the main reason Brady did not make the trip to the White House, his wife presented another theory with a Wednesday tweet that she has since deleted.
Gisele Bundchen shared a link to the “People’s Climate March,” which is scheduled to take place on April 29. The march is meant to protest President Donald Trump’s administration, which protest organizers say has done everything in its power “to undo progress on climate change.” The protest would coincide with Trump’s 100th day in offce.
While Brady has supported Trump and the president considers the MVP quarterback a longtime friend, Bundchen has been vocal in her displeasure of Trump.
Other members of the Patriots’ Super Bowl championship team also skipped the White House visit as a way to protest Trump’s presidency. That list of players include Devin McCourty, LeGarrette Blount, Alan Branch, Dont’a Hightower, Chris Long and Martellus Bennett.
Brady also cited a family matter when he skipped the White House visit in 2015 when Barack Obama was president. Brady did say he hopes to make another White House visit following another Super Bowl title.
“I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House,” Brady wrote in Wednesday’s statement. “Our team has accomplished something very special that we are all proud of and will be for years to come. Thank you to the President for hosting this honorary celebration and for supporting our team for as long as I can remember. In light of some recent developments, I am unable to attend today’s ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters.
“Hopefully, if we accomplish the goal of winning a championship in the future years, we will [be] back on the South Lawn again soon. Have a great day!”