Trial Detail Suggests Tom Brady & Donald Trump Were Closer Than The GOAT Claimed

There have been plenty of revealing details about Donald Trump and his life amidst his criminal case, like his sleeping habits with Melania Trump. However, one moment involving former NFL star Tom Brady stood out as the football star may have been shady and lied about how close he was with the former U.S. president. 

It was no secret that Brady had some type of friendship with Trump, as the former New England Patriot admitted that he and the former president used to golf together. In a 2022 interview with Variety, Brady shared, "This was 17 or 18 years ago. I was so young. I got to go to a private golf course. I thought it was the coolest thing in the world." Thinking the two were close, the public sent heat Brady's way for being buddy-buddy with the controversial figure. However, he shared how his friendship wasn't as serious as people think. He said, "I think they just mischaracterized a lot. "

Although Brady downplayed his relationship with Trump, that may not have been true. During his criminal trial, the jury was presented a 2017 contact list of those whom the former president frequently spoke with. The list included some notable names, including Serena Williams, Sean Hannity, and yes, Brady. No further details were provided about Brady and Trump's friendship, but the list of contacts was proof enough to many that the two had a closer relationship than the football star made it seem. 

A look at Tom Brady's friendship with Donald Trump

Donald Trump's criminal trial has outed his close friendship with Tom Brady. The 2017 list of close contacts provided to jurors showed the two were in touch more than the NFL star suggested in his interview with Variety. If you're wondering when this friendship first blossomed, it was over 20 years ago. In an interview with Howard Stern (via People), Brady shared, "In 2002, after I won my first Super Bowl, he asked me to go judge a Miss USA competition, which I thought was the coolest thing in the world because I was 24 years old and had a chance to do something like that." Trump kept in touch with Brady, frequently calling him after his NFL games.

From there, the two began golfing together and grew a close bond. Brady gushed about his friendship with Trump to WEEI-FM (via The Guardian) in 2015. "Donald is a good friend of mine. I have known him for a long time. I support all my friends. That is what I have to say. He's a good friend of mine..." he shared. "I think it's pretty remarkable what he's achieved in his life. You're going from business, kind of an incredible businessman and then a TV star, and then getting into politics..." It's no wonder people thought he and Trump were close, and seeing the contact list presented in the trial affirmed that idea.