Donald Trump takes on the talking points of Tom Brady and the treatment he’s getting from the NFL around Deflategate. Just like how folks listened to E.F. Hutton in his commercials of the 70s and 80s, when Trumps talks, people listen today. Trump is not alone in believing that the NFL went out of its way to make Brady a fall guy, which is what Trump said recently in an interview.
According to The Bleacher Report on August 23, Trump threw his support behind Brady publicly as Brady goes through the appeal process for his four-game suspension over the Deflategate debacle. The nation’s infatuation with Trump stems from him demonstrating his honorable traits and the fact that he is not a typical politician. His transparency and his tendency to tell the truth, whether it riles folks up or not, are a two major assets drawing more people to him on a daily basis.
He hit the nail on the head when saying the nation has bigger things to contend with besides raking Brady over the coals. If Trump had his way, Brady would be with the rest of the Patriots on September 10, suited up and ready to play against the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Trump said, “I think it’s ridiculous the way they’ve treated [Brady]. He’s a friend of mine—he’s a great friend of mine. He’s a great guy, and I think it’s ridiculous the way they’ve treated him. To spend $10 million in legal fees, and now it’s probably higher than that, it’s crazy. He’s a great star. They ought to go back to playing football. This country has bigger problems.”
Pro Football Talk from NBC News has a different take on Trumps’ reasoning for bringing up Brady’s football perils, they suggests, “If we’re learned nothing else from this presidential campaign, we’ve learned that Donald Trump is a great self-promoter. And so it should come as no surprise that Trump has figured out a way to get his name in the news by discussing Deflategate.”
Trump doesn’t need to get his name in the news, it is saturating the headlines. This presidential candidate is the news today, he doesn’t need a ploy for attention. Could it be that what he had to say about Brady was done with no hidden agenda in mind? Has the nation gotten so tainted with bad politics that it is hard to recognize someone just speaking his feelings on a subject?
With all that’s going on with the front-runner of the Republican Party in the race for the Oval Office, Trump doesn’t have to talk football or back Tom Brady to get his name out there. This is dubbed the “Summer of Trump” in the media because he has taken the nation by storm in the headlines.
What Trump’s backing of Brady did manage to do was offer up another example of how Trump’s not afraid to call things the way he sees it. As you have probably noticed he’s not wasting time carefully choosing the words so he will come off as being politically correct while backing Brady.
Out of the army of Republican and Democrat candidates vying for the top seat in the White House today, how many of them would take a stand on Tom Brady, one way or another? What would happen if any of them were asked if they supported Tom Brady’s appeal to get him back in the game sooner?
It is not too hard to imagine how that would play out with the stuttering and the delays in speech as they finally get around to saying that they are going to leave that for the judge to decide. Chances are each one would find a quick exit for stepping off that subject with a polite smile. And all this would be done under the umbrella of being politically correct!