The New England Patriots will continue their celebration as Super Bowl champions in April when they visit the White House.
President Donald Trump will host the Super Bowl LI champions on April 19 in the first visit made to the White House by a championship team during the Trump administration.
Of course, this trip will likely feature appearances from three notable Trump supporters – Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and Robert Kraft.
The trio established friendly relationships with Trump well before he became the 45th President of the United States. However, their allegiance to Trump was called into question during the regular season and prior to Patriots winning their fifth Super Bowl in February.
Brady, who did not attend the team’s trip in 2015 during Barack Obama’s second term, will be in attendance…you’d think.
However, some members of the Super Bowl champs don’t share a similar happy-go-lucky stance on Trump. Before leaving for Green Bay, former Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett stated he would not attend the trip.
Defensive tackle Alan Branch, former Patriot Chis Long, running back LeGarrette Blount, and linebacker Dont’a Hightower are not expected to be in attendance as well next month.
Trump has been an extremely polarizing figure in the sports community despite being in office for only two months.
There should be plenty of awkward photo opportunities. For example, can we possibly get a picture of Rob Gronkowski with Trump, Mike Pence, and/or Steve Bannon?
How could those photos disappoint anyone?
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