Watch Rob Gronkowski Crash Sean Spicer's White House Press Briefing

Toby Manning
April 21, 2017

Looking ahead to the 100-day mark and setting an side executive orders, can you say what the single piece of legislation that you are proudest that you got through the Congress that was on the president's agenda?

Brady defended his friendship with Trump throughout the campaign, though avoided making any clear public declarations of political support.

PATRIOTS VISIT While some players stay away in protest, the Super Bowl champion New England Patriots make the traditional visit to the White House where team owner Robert Kraft lauds longtime friend Trump and likens his long-shot victory to the Patriots' own.

"Maybe", Spicer said, before saying, "Thanks, man". Tight end Martellus Bennett, who announced immediately after the Pats beat the Falcons that he would not visit Trump, will be in Los Angeles to appear on Chelsea Handler's talk show instead. Not only does he have to handle some of the tough questions by members of the press on behalf of the white house, he also has to deal with actress Melissa McCarthy parodying him on Saturday Night Live on a weekly basis.

"I am so happy and excited that our team is being honored at the White House today", Brady said in a statement released by ESPN's Mike Reiss. He also thanked President Donald Trump for hosting the celebration "and for supporting our team for as long as I can remember". Brady's absence - his second skipped D.C. trip in a row - was due to "personal family matters."

The former Patriots tight end was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction.

President Donald Trump welcomed the New England Patriots to the White House Wednesday, noting the parallels between his own upset victory and their stunning Super Bowl win - but avoiding discussion of the apparent prison suicide of their former teammate Aaron Hernandez earlier in the day.

For his part, Branch said he hoped that Trump would be a good president.

Defensive back Devin McCourty told Time Magazine that "I don't feel accepted in the White House".

Skipping a team visit to the White House isn't new for athletes.

The Patriots are visiting the White House to celebrate their fifth Super Bowl title.

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