Robert Kraft: Both New England Patriots, President Donald Trump overcame 'long odds'

Apr 20, 2017, 09:00
Robert Kraft: Both New England Patriots, President Donald Trump overcame 'long odds'

He also thanks Donald Trump for hosting the team at this annual celebration and for supporting the team for so long. They are the Hernandez death of apparent suicide and the Patriots' visit to the White House.

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

Trump is already planning to attend a North Atlantic Treaty Organisation summit in Brussels on May 25 and travel to Sicily for a Group of Seven leaders' summit scheduled for May 26-28.

Later, 24-year-old receiver Malcolm Mitchell said he was "almost brought to tears" by having the president mention his name. He continued to day that the Pats had done something special, and they are all proud of it, and will be for years to come.

According to Brady, he is unable to attend the ceremony due to some personal family matters, and if they're invited to visit the South Lawn again, he will certainly attend.

Tom Brady did not attend, saying in a statement Wednesday that he is attending to "personal family matters".

A side-by-side comparison of the teams on both occasions showed a visibly smaller contingent to visit President Donald Trump than former President Barack Obama - a difference first noted by The New York Times.

"On his Instagram account (above), Brady posted his parents" wedding photo on their 48th anniversary. On Wednesday morning, Hernandez was found dead of apparent suicide in his cell at a maximum-security prison in MA. So, we were not able to ask him if the president believed at the moment he said that that the Carl Vinson was indeed heading that direction but Sean Spicer, Wolf, today I'm not sure sort of filled in the blanks or answered the questions that still exist over this fairly extraordinary matter. Two players were brought to speak to reporters after the White House ceremony, but both said they had not known Hernandez.

Their remarks on Wednesday were limited to the ceremony, in which Kraft said, "It's a distinct honor for us to celebrate what was unequivocally our sweetest championship with a very good friend and somebody whose mental toughness and strength I greatly admire".

Players have turned down White House invites ever since such events began to take off under President Ronald Reagan.