Trump welcomes Patriots to White House; Brady no-shows
Apr 21 2017 by Francis Osborne
"Basic reason for me is I don't feel accepted in the White House". Also, some of these ceremonies had only a small number of press photographers present or occurred a long time ago, so photos aren't available for every meet and greet. "Five Super Bowl victories since 2002, really unbelievable".
Per tradition, Super Bowl victors the New England Patriots visited the White House, meeting with and posting for a brief photo op with the president of the United States on Wednesday.
Trump commended Kraft for building a "culture dedicated to winning" and noted that "he started it with his coach", Belichick.
But Brady said that due to some "recent developments", he is unable to attend because he is "attending to some personal family matters".
This year half of the New England Patriots squad embarrassed the President by refusing to show up for this year's festivities because footballers, it turns out, have a social and political conscience as well!
Earlier Wednesday, Patriots tight-end Rob Gronkowski made a brief cameo appearance during the daily White House press briefing to jokingly offer assistance to Press Secretary Sean Spicer, a die-hard Patriots fan.
No lawmakers attended the White House event. While politics certainly played a role for some, others may have had a been-there-done-that attitude.
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