President Trump further details Bill Belichick's letter to him prior to election

Donald Trump might say this was the most highly attended championship team ceremony ever at the White House. but the pictures say otherwise. Several other Patriots said they wouldn't attend for political reasons.

Trump mentioned eight players specifically, starting with third-year long-snapper Joe Cardona of Navy. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn.

The New England Patriots were at the White House to be honoured for their Super Bowl win.

On the day of the visit, Quarterback Tom Brady said he also would not be attending the White House, ESPN's Mike Reiss reported. He posted a wedding photo of his parents on Instagram and wished them a happy anniversary.

Regarding Hernandez, who was found dead in his prison cell early Wednesday, neither Kraft nor Belichick took questions from reporters after the ceremony to share their thoughts.

In reality, the total delegation of people (players plus coaches plus staff) sent to the White House was almost the same in each year.

Trump lavished praise on team owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick, and saluted the Patriots for their wild, come-from-behind win over Atlanta two months ago.

One of those faces included the Patriots quarterback, Tom Brady.

Bündchen sent the tweet at 9:46 a.m. - just hours before the White House ceremony and as news of Brady skipping the event broke - but has since deleted it. "He persevered to become the 45th president of the United States", Kraft said, and handed over a number 45 Patriots jersey to the Commander in Chief. In fact, a quick scan of photos through the years suggests that the high attendance at the Obama White House in 2015 was an anomaly-which nonetheless can't be welcome news for Trump.

Few would label President Donald Trump as a sports nut, but his affinity for the New England Patriots is undeniable. 'Congratulations, ' he said all sorts of things that were really good. Kraft gave the money via his Kraft Group LLC. Safety Devin McCourty and running back LeGarrette Blount both said they would decline because they did not feel welcome at the White House. "With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices, I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't", he said.

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