"It was the first overtime game in Super Bowl history and it ended in a legendary victory for this proud franchise and these absolutely terrific players and coaches", Trump said while speaking in front of Patriots players and staff on the South Lawn of the White House.
Elsewhere at the White House, the Patriots' Rob Gronkowski interrupted press secretary Sean Spicer's daily briefing with reporters, opening a door behind the spokesman to ask amid laughter: "You need some help?"
Both Kraft and Belichick presented Trump with a Patriots Super Bowl 51 jersey and helmet, stood for some photos, then went inside the White House to continue the celebration.
"Whether you're trying to win a Super Bowl or rebuild a country, like Coach Belichick says, no days off", Trump said, per Daniels. One of Trump's signature "Make America Great Again" hats was spotted in Brady's locker in 2015.
That's nearly certainly true, but it also doesn't change the fact that Martellus Bennett, Devin McCourty, Legarrette Blount, Alan Branch, and a whole bunch of other players weren't there.
"No team has been this good for this long", the president said. Tom Brady bowed out of the event early Wednesday morning citing "personal family matters".
Malcolm Butler has not yet signed his first-round restricted free agent tender with the New England Patriots, which would pay him $3.91 million for the 2017 National Football League season. with that being said, this leads to some uncertainty about Butler future there, particularly after they spent a pile of money on cornerback Stephon Gilmore.
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One player made an impromptu appearance at a White House press before the official ceremony.
Spicer, who is an avid Patriots fan, took the interruption in stride by saying, "I think I got this, but thank you".
Brady was a late absentee from the visit. Hernandez was serving life in prison for the 2013 murder of Odin Lloyd.
Safety Devin McCourty, a team captain, told Time magazine: "Basic reason for me is I don't feel accepted in the White House".
"When my son grows up and I believe the legacy of our president is going to be what it is, I don't want him to say, 'Hey Dad, why'd you go when you knew the right thing was to not go, '" Long says in the video.