Jul 20, 2021 - Sports

Tom Brady jokes at White House: 40% of people "still don't think we won"

Tom Brady accepts the Super Bowl MVP trophy under confetti
Tom Brady accepts the trophy at the 2021 Super Bowl. Photo: Cliff Welch/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

President Joe Biden hosted a celebration at the White House Tuesday morning with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, this year's Super Bowl champions.

Driving the news: Tampa quarterback Tom Brady joked at the podium that while many people didn't believe the team could win, 40% "still don't think we won," prompting an "I understand" from Biden that drew chuckles from the crowd.

Why it matters: Tuesday's visit was also Brady's first trip to the White House since 2005, as he elected to skip visits during under the Obama and Trump presidencies.

  • This is also the first time the Super Bowl Champion team has visited the White House since 2017. In 2018, former President Donald Trump uninvited the Philadelphia Eagles, citing protests during the National Anthem.
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