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Wednesday, February 20, 2019

Donald Trump talked with Belichick about Brady’s status

Tom Brady

Count Donald Trump among the crowd curious about Tom Brady’s status.

The president was on the phone with Bill Belichick last week to talk about Brady, the New York Times reports. The nugget of information was published by The Times in an article on Tuesday about chief of staff John F. Kelly’s tough relationship with the president.

From the article:

Mr. Kelly, for his part, is sanguine about how little control he has over how the president chooses to spend his time. At a breakfast event last week for Senator Tom Cotton, Republican of Arkansas, Mr. Kelly marveled that Mr. Trump had spent a long time the day before on the phone with Bill Belichick, the New England Patriots coach, talking about the status of Tom Brady, the star quarterback, according to two people familiar with his remarks, one of whom was present.

After an offseason of questions about how committed Brady was to the Patriots for 2018, the quarterback’s agent said early last week that Brady would play in 2018 and beyond. Then on Monday, Brady confirmed he will play next season and plans to play into his 40s.

Whether Trump had any role in those announcements being made — and you know he’ll claim credit — you can’t blame him for trying to get the inside scoop on one of the biggest stories of the offseason.

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