"I think I got this, but thank you", Spicer replied, as everyone laughed. "Uh". Trump frequently describes Brady as a friend.
According to Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal, 34 players were pictured in the team photo with Trump, as well as head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft.
The team's visit comes on the same day former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez was found dead in prison from apparent suicide. We'll answer these questions with this gallery, your guide to White House championship visits.
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More recently, Bundchen, who has long used her Instagram account to show her support for progressive causes, conveyed her opposition to the Trump administration's crackdown on immigration from predominantly pro-Muslim countries.
Fewer Patriots players attended the ceremony than the last time they won the Super Bowl.
The reality is is that real-life "family matters" as his reason for not being able to attend.
Star quarterback Tom Brady did not join his New England Patriots teammates when the Super Bowl champions visited the White House on Wednesday to accept congratulations from President Donald Trump for another National Football League title.More news: Switch is now the fastest-selling system in Nintendo's history
This isn't the first time Gisele Bundchen's husband has declined an invitation to the White House.
Several of Brady's team-mates had, in recent months, indicated that they would boycott the meeting with Trump for political reasons. But as the star and centerpiece of the franchise, Brady is undeniably the figure most publicly associated with the team, and would've therefore likely been front-and-center in any coverage of the event.
Defensive back Devin McCourty told Time Magazine: "I don't feel accepted in the White House".
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