Some Patriots snub White House invite

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"In light of some recent developments, I am unable to attend today's ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters", he added.

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In all, 68 players were invited to the ceremony, and 34 attended, according to a count by CSN New England. "That's the beauty of what they do, they win as a team", said Trump, who equated some similarity to the team's stirring 25-point comeback against the Atlanta Falcons with his own political victory.

"When the pundits - boy they're wrong a lot, aren't they? - saying you couldn't do it, the game was over ..."

Trump has saluted Patriots owner Bob Kraft, a longtime friend, and says the longtime coach, Bill Belichick, has "built a culture dedicated to winning".

Kraft praised Trump, and commented that their comeback performance in the Super Bowl was very similar to the victory in the presidential campaign by Trump.

"With your backs against the wall, and the pundits - good old pundits", Trump said. And George was a great champ, too.

"And he did not take many questions from some news organizations, including CNN".

On Wednesday, however, Brady's "personal family matters" appeared to be enough for Trump to cut him out of the speech entirely.

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For Belichick and Kraft, this was their fifth trip to the White House with the Patriots.

As a matter of fact, by meeting Trump, Belichick became the first National Football League coach ever to visit with three different presidents following a Super Bowl win.

Former President Obama's inauguration crowd (left) and President Trump's inauguration crowd.

Following Wednesday's White House press briefing, White House correspondents from ABC and CNN expressed their pathetic bitterness and sense of entitlement, whining that press secretary Sean Spicer didn't call on them or some of their friends in the liberal media.

"That was cool. How do you follow that?"

His decision also comes hours after former teammate Aaron Hernandez, who was serving a life sentence for first-degree murder, was found hanged in his jail cell.

This isn't the first time the four-time Super Bowl MVP skipped a visit to the White House.

"I think I got this, but thank you".

"I've had the great privileged to be here several times, but this one, th way we were treated the opportunity to be in the Oval Office and be with the President, and see the inside of the White House, has just been fabulous", Belichick said of Wednesday's visit.

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