On Monday, at a rally in Manchester, New Hampshire, Donald Trump announced to the audience that NFL star and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had cast his vote for the GOP nominee.
“He called today and he said ‘Donald, I support you, you’re my friend and I voted for you,” Trump told the crowd.
“So I said, ‘So Tom, you voted for me, you support me, am I allowed to say it to this massive crowd in New Hampshire?’
He said, ‘If you want to say it, you can say it, ok?'”
Trump praised Brady’s on-field accomplishments while announcing that the All-Star quarterback had voted for him. “I want to tell you, this guy is a champ and he’s a winner. He’s a great person.” the nominee said.
The rally in Manchester late on Monday night is his final campaign rally in battleground New Hampshire.
Brady play at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts, but their fan base spread across all of New England region, including the Granite State.
The Patriots quarterback has repeatedly dodged questions about his support for Trump based on his longstanding friendship with the real estate mogul. In fact, in one Patriots press conference, Brady notably walked off when he was asked about Trump.
However, speaking to WWE 93.7 radio on Monday, Brady said that he had not voted. That is significant as early voting in Massachusetts ended on Friday. Therefore, unless Brady was lying on Monday in his radio interview, he has not cast a vote for Trump.
While the Republican nominee has been called a liar by many media outlets, and has across the board been accused of lying more than 50 percent of the time — some fact checkers have figures of up to 80 percent — to the extent this is a lie, it will certainly rank among Trump’s top ones.