The hits just keep coming for Donald Trump. The latest public and deeply embarrassing betrayal that he has to face comes from none other than NFL superstar Tom Brady, who declined to attend the Trump White House after winning the Super Bowl with the New England Patriots in 2017. That snub had to be particularly painful for Donald Trump, who fancies himself “friends” with Tom Brady and even once wanted to marry his daughter Ivanka to him.
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) April 19, 2017
But to add insult to injury, it has been announced that Tom Brady will now be attending the White House today to celebrate winning the Super Bowl again (ugh) with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
The White House says Tom Brady will be at the ceremony with @POTUS today to celebrate Super Bowl champions Tampa Bay Buccaneers
— Jeff Mason (@jeffmason1) July 20, 2021
As of yet, there is no word on the number of cheeseburgers that will be provided for him.
What Tom Brady did do is publicly join President Biden to rip on Donald Trump and his obsession with proving that the 2020 election was stolen from him:
Brady: Not a lot of people think we could’ve won. In fact, I think about 40% of the people still don’t think we won
Biden: I understand that pic.twitter.com/0yNlu3d3Cn
— Acyn (@Acyn) July 20, 2021
While it is no replacement for real justice, we can take some solace in the fact that Donald Trump is truly a miserable man whose deepest desires always lie just out of reach. Any cursory examination of his life makes it clear he wanted to be beloved and respected by high society, by actors, athletes, politicians, the famous, and the beautiful. All those people rejected him for being abrasive, greedy, cruel, stupid, vain, and generally disagreeable. Instead, he became the messiah to the unwashed masses that he looks down upon so condescendingly.
Tom Brady’s visit to the Biden White House is just another reminder that his delusional conceptions of himself are entirely divorced from reality and that the people whose respect he covets the most can’t stand him.
Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.