President Joe Biden hosted a celebration at the White House Tuesday morning with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this year’s Super Bowl champions.
Tampa quarterback Tom Brady joked at the podium that while many people didn’t believe the team could win, 40% “still don’t think we won,” prompting an “I understand” from Biden that drew chuckles from the crowd.
This is also the first time the Super Bowl Champion team has visited the White House since 2017. In 2018, former President Donald Trump uninvited the Philadelphia Eagles, citing protests during the National Anthem.
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Tom Brady jokes at White House: Many people didn’t believe the Buccaneers could win the Super Bowl — and 40% “still don’t think we won.”
— Axios (@axios) July 20, 2021
Tom Brady: “I think about forty percent of people still don’t think we won, right Mr. President?” pic.twitter.com/lnOjUyUJXy
— Scott Bixby (@scottbix) July 20, 2021
President Biden jokes to Tom Brady that there is nothing wrong with being the oldest guy to reach the highest mountaintop, to laughs — pic.twitter.com/1tdxEU5Wnn
— Nancy Cook (@nancook) July 20, 2021
Really no deeper cut for Trump than Brady saying it. https://t.co/k5liWY4mjd
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) July 20, 2021