As Patriots visited Trump, Gisele tweeted about anti-Trump climate rally

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It is a special honoring for the Patriots team, and a reminder of what they accomplished.

Spicer, who is an avid Patriots fan, took the interruption in stride by saying, "I think I got this, but thank you".

"I am unable to attend today's ceremony, as I am attending to some personal family matters", Brady said in a statement earlier Wednesday. Hopefully, if we accomplish the goal of winning a championship in the future years, we will [be] back on the South Lawn again soon. "Have a great day!" he said in the statement. For instance, when the 1986 champion Chicago Bears were honored by President Barack Obama in 2011, former player Dan Hampton refused to attend because he opposed the Democrat's agenda. And there was no media availability for any players or the Patriots owner at the end of the event, as Trump appeared to have tried to do the direct opposite of what Obama did.

Six other Patriots had announced they wouldn't attend the event for political reasons.

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Asked in February about his teammates' decision to snub Trump's invitation, Brady said "everybody has their own choice". "Our loved ones feel under siege, and those in power in Washington are advancing a dark and risky vision of America that we know is untrue".

Trump did not mention Brady during the ceremony.

"It's disgusting the way that he talks about women and I just can't deal with it and that's why I have no interest in going and shaking his hand", Branch told CNN's Don Lemon on "CNN Tonight".

"I don't understand still to this day, especially with how many women went out there and voted for him", he said.

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During the White House ceremony, Trump praised individual players and their overall performance at the Super Bowl, saying that "everybody played a role and everybody played as champions".

Kraft compared the comeback and long odds to Trump's campaign for the presidency, saying in the primaries Trump "faced odds nearly as long as we faced in the fourth quarter".

HORSLEY: Instant replay would show that Trump actually lost New Hampshire, but he won the election and the White House, which is why he was there to celebrate today with the Patriots, another team that's persistent, polarizing and ultimately victorious.

Alan Branch initially told reporters he would be staying to spend time with his family, but revealed to the Boston Globehe chose to stay because of sexist remarks made in the past by the president.

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