Why Tom Brady's 'gentle' roast of Trump at Biden's White House was actually 'deeply vicious'

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How many times has Tom Brady been to the White House?

Brady, 43, last visited the White House in 2005 during the George W. Bush administration after Super Bowl XXXIX when he clinched his third title as a New England Patriot. Brady celebrated three wins at the White House during Bush's four-year term. BuzzFeed NewsSuper Bowl Champion Tom Brady Is Back At The White House, Again

At the same time, "it was a scene straight out of a Donald Trump nightmare, and quite possibly the worst day of Donald Trump's life," Jonathan Chait writes at New York. "To grasp why such an anodyne scene would produce such a wounding effect on a man who has endured misfortunes such as bankruptcy, losing a presidential election, two impeachments, and innumerable legal setbacks, one needs to understand his peculiar psychology. Here, in rough order, is Trump's hierarchy of needs: 1. To be treated as a winner; 2. To pal around with celebrities; 3. To not be laughed at; 4. To gain the specific approval of Tom Brady."

In Trump's mind, he and Brady are both "Winners," Chait explains. But now, after "avoiding Trump's White House on a flimsy pretext" follwing his 2017 Super Bowl victory, Brady "went to Biden's" and "used his appearance to mock the candidate he defeated." Brady made two jokes at Trump's expense, one about Trump's refusal to accept his defeat and the second about being called "Sleepy Tom" after forgetting what down it was during a game.

While the "Sleepy Tom" joke "sounds more gentle than the first joke, it is in fact much more deeply vicious," Chait argues. "In Trump's mind, Biden is a pathetic loser, and he is the winner. Like Tom Brady. Yet here was Brady, inverting the whole hierarchy. Biden is the winner, like Brady, and Winners now are guys who get called sleepy by the Losers for making a small mistake on the way to their triumph."

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Metro Detroit restaurant owner’s Facebook page restored after being shut down over name

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The page was restored after Local 4 reported on the issue Monday, July 19.

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“The reason the profile was disabled is because Mr. Brady had NFL Quarter Tom Brady as his profile photo and as a header image on his page. Mr. Brady was not using his actual photo,” read a statement from Facebook.

Brady said he changed his profile to the NFL quarterback after he won the Super Bowl and forgot that he left it up.

“I’ve been Tom Brady longer than he’s been Tom Brady,” he said on Monday. “I’ve been Tom Brady for 53 years. They’ve cut me off at the knees.”

Brady said the social media website is one of his best marketing tools. He said he sent Facebook everything it asked for to verify his identity, but the site rejected the appeal.

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