How Tom Brady's Diet Reportedly Impacted His Relationship With Donald Trump

Tom Brady and Donald Trump have publicly spoken out about being friends, but they apparently hit a bump in the road — because of their different tastes in foods.

According to Insider, the two met in 2001, and, since then, Brady has said, "Donald is a good friend of mine," per ESPN. And Trump called the football star one of his "many great friends in New England," according to The Boston Globe.

Jonathan Martin of The New York Times is now sharing that the relationship between the former president and the recently retired NFL legend became strained after Brady tied the knot with supermodel Gisele Bündchen, per Yahoo! 

"The football star, Trump said, had not been the same after marrying Gisele Bündchen, who insisted on cooking him a painstakingly health-conscious diet," Martin wrote in "This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future," which is co-authored by Alexander Burns, also of The New York Times.

If you're confused about how a diet could come between supposed friends, read on for more details.

As an athlete, Tom Brady's diet differs a lot from Donald Trump's

When it comes to his diet, Tom Brady reportedly avoids processed meats, refined carbs, dairy, gluten, caffeine, sugar, and even certain produce, per Insider. He gets 80% of his daily calorie intake from plant-based foods and only sets aside only 20% for meat.

Donald Trump, on the other hand, is known for his love of fast food. The Times reported that, during his time as president, Air Force One was stocked with McDonald's, KFC, pizza, and Coca-Cola. 

His love of McDonald's was confirmed by former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski in his book, "Let Trump Be Trump." It stated that the former POTUS would consistently seek out the Golden Arches at dinnertime, often ordering two Big Macs, two Filet-O-Fish sandwiches, and a small chocolate shake.

Debuting May 3, 2022, the book "This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America's Future" by Alexander Burns and Jonathan Martin details how both political parties handled the pandemic, the January 6 insurrection, and more. It also touches on how the polar-opposite eating habits of Brady and Trump drove a wedge in their relationship.