After taking pictures, the team rolled inside, where Gronkowski took a moment to interrupt press secretary Sean Spicer's briefing.
Sources tell Reuters a Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 USA presidential election to Trump and undermine voters' faith in the American electoral system.
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".
"Need some help", Gronkowski, dressed in a suit and tie, asked.
Hernandez, who played for the Patriots from 2010 to 2012, was serving a life sentence for a murder conviction.
'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'.
Brady also skipped the Patriots 2015 White House visit.
According to the Sporting News, six Patriot players have announced they are not attending the traditional visit.
US carrier heading toward Korean Peninsula
That night, in an interview with Fox News Business, US President Donald Trump said he was sending an " armada " to North Korea. And I will say this: "He is doing the wrong thing". "She's stationed there in the western Pacific for a reason".
During the ceremony on the South Lawn, Trump praised the Patriots for their Super Bowl-record 25-point second-half comeback to beat the Atlanta Falcons.
Tom Brady is not attending White House ceremony today due to "personal family matters".
But there was something different about this year's meeting, that thing apparently being Donald Trump. But as the star and centerpiece of the franchise, Brady is undeniably the figure most publicly associated with the team, and would've therefore likely been front-and-center in any coverage of the event.
New England Patriots, you just won the Super Bowl.
"He's built a culture dedicated to winning", Trump said.
"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".
"I don't believe in excluding other people", McCourty adds. Tom has previously called Trump a "good friend," but was recently publicly scrutinized for showing support for the 70-year-old in the 2016 election. Many noted their differences with the Republican administration.