Trump on Pats, 'No team has been good this long'


The New England Patriots football team stepped out at the White House today - but many players were missing.

The New England Patriots met with President Trump in the Oval Office, where they got photos with him.

Brady, who faced controversy during the 2016 election when a "Make America Great Again" hat was spotted in his locker, has been evasive when asked about Trump, keeping his comments non-political. Brady's reason is different, personal family matters.

'In that same year a very good friend of mine for over 25 years, a man who is mentally tough and hard-working as anybody I know launched a campaign for the presidency against 16 career politicians facing odds nearly as long as we faced in the fourth quarter'.

The five-time Super Bowl champion has referred to President Trump as a friend and has said that he's "always had a good time with him". Wide receiver Danny Amendola also skipped the visit, thanking Trump "for the shout out" and saying he had a funeral to attend.

The celebration at the White House was tempered by the apparent suicide of former Patriot Aaron Hernandez in prison earlier Wednesday. The boycott is attributed to Donald Trump being elected president.

Trump is no stranger to the Patriots.

At the time, Brady said that he has known Trump since 2002 when Brady judged one of Trump's beauty pageants.

"What a great day it is to be with all of our friends at the White House".

Australia and New Zealand dairy industry leaders say they would support US moves to draw the World Trade Organization into a trade dispute with Canada, after Trump said existing rules were unfair. She is now in Boston, he said. "I think that's a good decision", he said.

There were a lot of no-shows from the Patriots as the team met with Trump at the White House to honor their Super Bowl victory. It's called the Patriot Way and that really starts with Coach Belichick.

"Whether you're trying to rebuild our country or win a Super Bowl, there are no days off", the president said during a ceremony on the South Lawn.

While some of their key players were missing, the New England Patriots became the first championship team to be honored by President Donald Trump at the White House on Wednesday.

"I have three daughters", defensive lineman Alan Branch told the Boston Globe, "I wouldn't spend time away from my family to shake the hand of a guy I wouldn't want to meet with or talk to".