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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady Opens a New Window. declined to say on Thursday whether he would visit the White House Opens a New Window. with his teammates if invited to celebrate the team’s recent Super Bowl victory over the Los Angeles Rams.

Brady was asked about his plans during an appearance at razor company Gillette’s headquarters in Boston. The six-time Super Bowl champion responded by simply saying “next question,” NBC Boston reported.

Sitting presidents typically invite championship-winning sports teams to visit the White House to commemorate the occasion. However, animosity over President Trump’s policies has led some top athletes to skip the trip in recent years. In some cases, the White House has declined to issue an invitation altogether.

Three Patriots players – Jason McCourty, Devin McCourty and Duron Harmon – have already gone on record saying that would not visit the White House if invited. Brady Opens a New Window. did not attend the White House ceremony when the Patriots last won the Super Bowl in 2017, citing personal reasons.

Trump’s relationship with prominent members of the Patriots organization has drawn scrutiny in recent years. Brady, team owner Robert Kraft and head coach Bill Belichick all expressed support for Trump during the 2016 election cycle. More recently, Brady has declined to comment on political issues.

The president withdrew an invitation to last year’s Super Bowl champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, after several players were publicly critical of his administration and said they would not attend. Trump also declined to invite the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to the White House in 2017 for similar reasons.

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  1. Patricia Shockey

    February 10, 2019 at 1:40 am

    Anyone who doesn’t want to go to the White House..then good riddance.

    • Ed

      February 10, 2019 at 2:28 am

      Brady is a huge Trump fan. But, I have no doubt that wifey has put a nasty bug in his ear. For family peace and harmony, I wouldn’t feel bad about him just passing this visit up. I’m thinking he might have enough problems as it is.

  2. Carol

    February 10, 2019 at 2:22 am

    What happen to respect.

  3. Rebecca Holstine

    February 10, 2019 at 2:26 am

    Who cares? What is football anyway? Just a game of grown men, throwing a ball and knocking each other down. Big deal. Kids do that all the time. Most of the teams are convicted thugs anyway. Maybe they don’t belong in the White House.

  4. Ron

    February 10, 2019 at 2:57 am

    My son went as part of a NASCAR championship team when Obama was in office. I’m sure most of them did not agree with Obama’s political ideology, but being respectful gentlemen (they were all in suits) they were cordial to the president. Totally different type of person than the typical “baller” thug…

  5. Rob Eickhoff

    February 10, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    If you don’t go it will absolutely the last time I root for you or the Patry

  6. Wes

    February 10, 2019 at 3:44 pm

    Don’t let a negative political perspective take away from the privilege of being honored by the President in the White House.

  7. Donna

    February 11, 2019 at 8:58 am

    Why do people let the left and others in the political realm determine whether they should celebrate with this President or not?? Its no one’s business and truthfully we are cowtoweling down to groups who want to control our every thought and move just because we don’t agree with them ! Grow up, stand up and fight for your rights to do as you please and stop answering to main stream media and antifa groups, the socialist parties and those that want to undermine our very freedoms of expression! If we don’t we will one day be over ruled and bowing down to their every demand! For those that really don’t like this President and don’t want to visit the white house, good riddence and let me take your place!! I’ld be honored! MAGA 2020

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