Tom Brady says he’s supporting Donald Trump for president

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FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady threw his support behind presidential candidate Donald Trump Wednesday, hours before the second Republican debate.

The Super Bowl MVP, whose four-game suspension for using deflated footballs was recently overturned by a judge, says he thinks his golf partner can win.

“I hope so,” he said. “It would be great. There would be a putting green on the White House lawn, I can tell you that.”

Brady’s locker sported a “Make America Great Again” red hat sent to him by Trump.

“It was a nice keepsake,” he said. “It could be a … yeah, a nice piece of memorabilia he sent me.”

Trump, a longtime friend of Brady’s, has been an outspoken supporter of the Super Bowl MVP amid his alleged role in “Deflategate,” and critical toward the NFL’s handling of the scandal. 

“I think it’s ridiculous the way they’ve treated him,” Trump said of Brady last month. “He’s a friend of mine, he’s a great friend of mine, he’s a great guy, and I think it’s ridiculous the way they’ve treated him.”

Brady will lead the Patriots against the Bills on Sunday.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.