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New England Patriots to visit White House, Trump on April 19

By The Sports Xchange
New England Patriots to visit White House, Trump on April 19
Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots, walks to the White House after disembarking from Marine One on March 19. Kraft, trailed by Trump strategist Steve Bannon, was returning from a weekend with President Trump at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The Patriots will visit the White House and Trump on April 19 to be honored for their Super Bowl win. Pete Marovich/pool/UPI | License Photo

The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots will make their fifth trip to the White House on April 19, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer announced on Thursday.

The Patriots have met George W. Bush and Barack Obama during their previous title reigns. Their come-from-behind victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI has set up a date with President Donald Trump.

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While quarterback Tom Brady (who skipped the trip to see Obama), coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft view Trump in a favorable light, the same cannot be said for some of the members of the Super Bowl winning team.

Tight end Martellus Bennett, who is now with the Green Bay Packers, joined running back LeGarrette Blount, defensive tackle Alan Branch, linebacker Don't'a Hightower, defensive end Chris Long and defensive back Devin McCourty in stating that they will not attend for either political or personal reasons.

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Brady is on record as saying he is a friend of Trump while Belichick sent a congratulatory letter to the now president in the final days of his campaign. Kraft, who flew with Trump aboard Air Force One for a weekend trip to Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort in Florida, also attended a campaign donor dinner with Trump after his electione.

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