Donald Trump: “Leave Tom Brady Alone”

 Video: Donald Trump: “Leave Tom Brady Alone, He’s A Great Guy”

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump began a rally in Warwick, Rhode Island, on Monday with a message of support for NFL star Tom Brady.

“First of all, let’s start by saying, leave Tom Brady alone! Leave him alone. Leave him alone,” Trump said, drawing wild cheers from New England-area supporters. “He’s a great guy. It’s enough, it’s enough.”

On Monday, a federal appeals court overturned Judge Richard Berman’s ruling to vacate Brady’s four-game suspension for allegedly having knowledge about tampered footballs ahead of the January 2015 AFC Championship Game. Brady and Trump have been connected since a red cap with the Trump slogan “Make America Great Again” was spotted in Brady’s locker last year.

Brady called Trump “a good friend” in an interview with WEEI in Boston last December. “I have known him for a long time. I support all my friends. That is what I have to say.”