There has been tons of speculation as to why New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn’t join his team Wednesday during the customary visit to the White House for Super Bowl champions.
Brady, the game’s MVP, skipped the ceremony, citing family matters as the reason – his mother, who has been battling health ailments for the last 18 months, was said to be in town.
And despite Brady supporting President Donald Trump and even had a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker, many people on social media were quick to make a big political deal out of Brady’s absence.
Taking their lead from the New York Times, which tweeted out a misleading photo of Wednesday’s visit, detractors highlighted a tweet from Brady’s wife, supermodel Gisele Bundchen.
If you missed Gisele's tweet while her husband dissed tRump at the WH. Screensot below. pic.twitter.com/zsfjMHDQKB
— STOP (@DisTrumpia) April 20, 2017
Bundchen, who has made it abundantly clear that she is no fan of Trump, shared a link to the “People’s Climate March,” which is set to take place on Trump’s 100th day in office and target his administration.
Since then, the tweet has been deleted, but that only fueled the rumor mongering.
For what it is worth, Brady also skipped his team’s 2015 White House visit when former President Barack Obama was in office.
Nevertheless, some social media users believe Brady is just a whipped husband…here are just a few responses from Twitter:
Is Gisele the reason Tom Brady did not attend the White House today? Check out the tweet she sent out this morning then deleted… pic.twitter.com/VZigL6p5US
— Howie Carr (@HowieCarrShow) April 20, 2017
— Kiran Varughese (@kiranjoyv) April 20, 2017
— Theresa Servello (@tmsred) April 20, 2017
— William Ferrall (@wmferrall) April 20, 2017
@thehill After seeing this , Trump will probably tweet : "Gisele is no longer a 10"…or something like that…funny guy
— victor mirnoff (@VictorMirnoff) April 19, 2017
@JammieWF You see Gisele's tweet, maybe Tom's mother wasn't the issue after all…
— mnmurray (@mnmurray4226) April 19, 2017