Tom Brady ribbed former President Donald Trump during a White House visit Tuesday, and some conservatives were really mad about it.
During a speech on the South Lawn in honor of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ Super Bowl LV victory, Brady joked with Joe Biden about Trump’s nickname for the president and his claims the 2020 election was rigged.
Trump critics like New York’s Jonathan Chait — many of whom have been hostile to Brady because of his past “MAGA” ties — relished what they saw as a humiliating moment for the former president.
Meanwhile, pro-Trump commentators were outraged: Breitbart News editor Joel Pollak accused Brady of betraying Trump and called the former president a “tragic hero.”
Breitbart’s news coverage took a similar tone.
Then-President Barack Obama’s roast of “The Donald” at the 2011 White House Correspondents Dinner is seen as having motivated Trump’s successful 2016 presidential campaign.
Trump has hinted at plans to win the presidency “for a third time” in 2024.