Asked whether Donald Trump could be elected president, Tom Brady said, "I hope so. That would be great."

By Juliet Pennington
Updated September 16, 2015 06:50 PM
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The Patriots quarterback has joined the ranks of celebrities showing their support for 2016 presidential candidates. Asked by a reporter if he thinks Donald Trump has what it takes to win the presidency, the QB said, “I hope so. That would be great.”

“There would be a putting green on the White House lawn,” he added to reporters in the Patriots’ locker room before Wednesday’s practice. “I’m sure of that.”

Brady’s endorsement of Trump came after a reporter asked him about a Trump cap in his locker.

“I just thought it was a nice keepsake,” Brady said. “It was a nice piece of memorabilia he sent me.”

Trump and the controversial quarterback, who has been embroiled in controversy over “Deflategate” (in which he was accused of involvement of deflating footballs during last season’s AFC Championship and suspended by the NFL for four games a punishment that was overturned by a federal court judge), have been friends for more than a decade and often golf together.

When Brady’s suspension was overturned earlier this month, Trump took to Twitter, congratulating him on “yet another great victory.”

“Tom is my friend and a total winner!” Trump tweeted.