"I think I got this", Spicer demurred as Gronkowski quickly turned to leave. Trump frequently describes Brady as a friend. The two men are close with Trump, as Kraft joined Trump and Japan's prime minister at Mar-a-Lago, and Belichick wrote a letter Trump before Election Day, which he said was done out of friendship, not politics. Trump long has supported the Patriots - particularly Brady and coach Bill Belichick - and seemed excited to welcome the Super Bowl champs.
The visit came on the same day that Gronkowski's former teammate, convicted murderer and former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, was found dead in his prison cell, as Opposing Views previously reported.
On Wednesday, April 19, the New England Patriots were in Washington, D.C. for a celebratory trip to the White House, a traditional meet-and-greet with the president in recognition of a major American sports championship.
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It started in front of the White House, where the bulk of the team, its coaches, and owner Robert Kraft took photos with their five Vince Lombardi trophies.
2016 ELECTION Sources tell Reuters a Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 USA presidential election to Trump and undermine voters' faith in the American electoral system. Days ago, the 27-year-old former tight end was acquitted of a double murder. Brady didn't go to the White House, citing a family situation.
Besides Brady, at least six members of the team were not expected at Wednesday's event. In the video, the players, along with lifelong Pats fans, discuss what the team means to them, the emotions of the Super Bowl comeback win, and about not supporting Trump. "With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't".