"He wanted me to speak at that convention, too," Brady said, per NJ Advance Media's Darryl Slater. "... I wasn't going to do anything political. He always had a way of connecting with people and still does. Then the whole political aspect came.
"I think I got brought into a lot of those things because it was so polarizing around the election time. It was uncomfortable for me, because you can't undo things. Not that I would undo a friendship. But the political support is totally different than the support of a friend."
Brady has been asked several questions about his relationship with Trump, which dates back to 2001, since Trump first entered the presidential race. In 2015, Brady took criticism for having a "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker.
While he has not ended his personal friendship with Trump, Brady has separated himself from the President politically on a number of occasions.
"There's zero win in anything in regards to that. It's politics. The whole political realm right now, I'm a person to embrace leadership. I was always trying to get along with everybody [in locker rooms]," Brady said.
"I feel like in an outward sense, when you start talking about politics, it's about: How do you not bring people together? Which is the opposite of what politics should've always been in our country. I can only relate to it from my profession. Leadership, responsibility is about embracing the whole and trying to bring people together to lead them to a common goal."