Several notable players, including quarterback Tom Brady, skipped the event, with Trump fan Brady citing "some personal family matters". "Hopefully, if we accomplish the goal of winning a championship in the future years, we will (be) back on the South Lawn again soon".
"What a great day it is to be with all of our friends at the White House".
Gronk and 33 other Patriots players are at the White House to celebrate their win in Super Bowl 51 against the Atlanta Falcons.
Trump says "no team has been good this long". The team presented the president with a personalized "Trump" No. 45 jersey and a helmet from February's Super Bowl, the first such game to go to overtime.
As we learned before the Super Bowl, Tom's mother, Galynn Brady, has been battling cancer over the past year, so many are anxious that the "personal family matter" he skipped White House event for has to do with her.
Brady previously cited family obligations for missed a White House ceremony for the team with former President Barack Obama in 2015. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and team owner Robert Kraft, whose personal relationships with President Trump has been heavily reported on over the previous year, were front and center as the President honored the Super Bowl LI Champs.
"He said, 'If you want to say it, you can say it, '" Trump said.
Brady has never specifically stated openly if he supported Trump in the election, but Trump himself ousted Brady as a supporter past year. "I think that's a good decision", he said.
While he doesn't specify his reasons, many speculate that it's to spend time with his mother, who is in town and has been ill.
Mr. Trump also thanked Coach Bill Belichick for a letter he wrote congratulating the president on his win in the 2016 Republican presidential primaries, which Mr. Trump later read at a rally "in a very, very big and important state". Devin McCourty, Alan Branch, Chris Long, Martellus Bennett and LeGarrette Blount all have been outspoken about the fact that they did not feel as though it was appropriate for them to take part in the festivities because of the man occupying the nation's highest office.
Sanders reportedly missed a team bus that took the Cavaliers to the airport ahead of their game against the Miami Heat on Tuesday. Their bloated $128 million payroll, the biggest in National Basketball Association history, rarely seems fully motivated.
This was clearly a game Cleveland wanted to win and it didn't, a distressing sign considering what's at stake in the standings. He scored 15 points in the fourth quarter, pushing Atlanta on a 21-2 run that gutted Cleveland down the stretch.
According to reports, South Korea would be able to hit North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile sites within half an hour. However, an official told AP on condition of anonymity that the missile was a Scud variety which the U.S. calls a KN-17.
A spokesman for the Chinese foreign ministry said the government had "noticed the unfortunate incident in the United States". In a news release, the attorneys said they plan to talk to the media and that they will be accompanied by a relative of Dao.
In those posts, we covered 5 ways the Galaxy S8 is better than the iPhone 7 and 5 ways the iPhone 7 is better than the Galaxy S8 . But in 2017, Samsung made a decision to use the exact same camera hardware that it has been using for the past year.
United States politicians have praised Trump for the attack, saying he must be "prepared to take other action" in Syria . Of the USA missile strike on Assad, the senior official said: "We don't yet know if this is a one-time effort or not".
US Bank Stadium will become the largest venue to ever host NCAA wrestling when the event comes to Minnesota in 2020. MSU was awarded the 2020 NCAA skiing championships as selected by the Division I Championships Cabinet on Tuesday.
United Continental Holdings, Inc ( UAL ) is a holding company and its principal subsidiary is United Air Lines, Inc (United). Following the transaction, the chief financial officer now owns 20,199 shares in the company, valued at $1,511,087.19.
Speaking about the honour, Julia says " I am very flattered ". "Pretty Woman" has once more received a description upgrade. People magazine has named her the " World's Most Beautiful Woman " for a record fifth time.
Mark and his team look forward to helping families protect the things that are most important - family, home, vehicle and more. Following the meal, two quilts were given to two of the survivors as door prizes. "We also want to educate them about Relay".
Senate Democrats had adopted a similar majority rules maneuver in 2013 for lower-level judicial and executive branch candidates. Donald Trump's pick for the US Supreme Court has been sworn in to the lifetime post in a ceremony at the White House.
Loud Sex Sounds Interrupt Pro Tennis Match in Florida
Around the 1:50 mark in the video the noises get louder and Cation and people at the match realize what's happening. Tiafoe then sent the crowd into hysterics as he roared out to the horny pair " It can't be that good! ".
India examining consequences of Australia's visa move: MEA
Majority of the beneficiaries under the 457 scheme are from India, which accounts for almost a quarter of the visa holders. The 457 visa was introduced by the Howard government in 1996 to fill skill shortages in the Australian workforce.
Apple could release more high-end phones than ever this year
This means that the iconic iPhone "home" button, which incorporates Touch ID technology, will be removed from the new iPhone . The device's branding will be based on Apple Watch special edition and hence it carries the moniker of "iPhone Edition".
Milwaukee marches on Trump Tax Day
Spicer and Trump have argued that voters declared the issue moribund, electing him even though he shielded the returns. As NPR's Jim Zarroli reports , the returns would shed some light, but not as much as you might think .