July 20, 2021 astatine 12:45 pm
BOSTON (CBS) — Tom Brady stepped to the podium astatine the South Lawn of the White House connected Tuesday, and the reigning Super Bowl MVP brought immoderate jokes.
With the Buccaneers successful the nation’s superior to beryllium honored by President Joe Biden, Brady made the travel and was the lone subordinate to talk during the ceremony.
In the mediate of his code — which was a little 140 seconds agelong — Brady made a gag that referenced the ample fig of Americans who did not judge that Biden won past November’s election against the incumbent Donald Trump.
“It didn’t look large determination astatine 1 point. We were 7-5, struggling a small bit, arsenic the President alluded to. But we recovered a rhythm, we got connected a roll,” Brady said. “Not a batch of radical deliberation that we could person won. In fact, I think, astir 40 percent of the radical inactive don’t deliberation we won.”
Biden past interjected: “I recognize that.”
Brady followed: “Do you recognize that, Mr. President?”
Biden reiterated: “I recognize that.”
Earlier successful the ceremony, Biden — who became the oldest antheral to go president astatine property 78 — credited Bruce Arians and Brady for being the oldest manager and quarterback, respectively, to triumph the Super Bowl.
“You cognize a batch is made astir the information that we person the oldest manager ever to triumph a Super Bowl and the oldest backmost to triumph the Super Bowl. Well I’ll archer you close now, you won’t perceive immoderate jokes astir that from me,” Biden said. “As acold arsenic I’m concerned, there’s thing incorrect with being the oldest feline to marque it to the mountaintop. That’s however I look astatine it.”
Biden past told Brady that helium looks similar helium has “about 20 much years left.”
“You’re conscionable astir the champion to ever play,” Biden said.
During Brady’s speech, helium joked astir however helium tin sympathize with immoderate of the disapproval Biden has received for his age, based connected a nationally televised gaffe helium made vs. Chicago past season.
“Personally, it’s bully for maine to beryllium backmost here,” Brady said. “We had a crippled successful Chicago wherever I forgot what down it was. I mislaid way of 1 down successful 21 years of playing, and they started calling maine ‘Sleepy Tom.’ Why would they bash that to me?”
Biden, who was often referred to arsenic “Sleepy Joe” by his governmental hostile past year, responded with a smile, saying, “I don’t know!”