Tom Brady is good friends with Donald Trump, but at the advice of his better half, the Patriots quarterback no longer publicly talks politics.

And though he wasn't in attendance on Thursday night, Brady's name came up at a GOP dinner in Washington, D.C., where Trump was giving a speech and in it, he called out friend and Patriots owner Bob Kraft.

"In the audience we have somebody that's under no pressure whatsoever 'cause he's got a great quarterback named Tom Brady, and a great coach named Belichick: Bob Kraft," Trump said. "So good luck, Bob. Your friend Tom just called, he feels good. He called to congratulate us, he feels good. Good luck. You're going to do great things."

The Patriots host the Steelers on Sunday in the AFC Championship Game. New England is 2-0 against Pittsburgh in the playoffs, and are 9-2 against the Steelers when Tom Brady plays. That's not quite "no pressure" but it's probably as close as you can get heading into a playoff game.

Meanwhile, Kraft, who is a Democrat, is also close with Trump.

"Loyalty is important to me, and he has been a wonderful friend," Kraft told the New York Times recently. "I think one of the great problems in the country today is the working poor, the middle class, that there hasn't been growth in income on an equal basis, and I really think the policies he's going to bring to bear are going to be great for the economic side of America."

Back in November, the day before the election, Trump told supporters in Manchester, New Hampshire, that Brady called him earlier in the day to say he voted for him, and then he read a letter of support he received from coach Bill Belichick.

Belichick confirmed the letter to reporters a few days later though he wasn't interested in dwelling on it:

The Patriots are 6.0-point favorites to beat the Steelers, and if you're wondering, five of seven experts are picking New England to win.