Brady misses Patriots' White House visit as Gronkowski interrupts Sean Spicer

That's because when the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots make their visit today, The Donald's golfing buddy and most favorite athlete in whole world, Tom Brady, won't be there.

(WHAS11) - Rob Gronkowski's big personality was on full display today during White House press secretary Sean Spicer's briefing.

"Need some help?" Gronkowski, dressed in a suit and tie, playfully asked when he peered out from a corner of the room.

The International Monetary Fund warns that Trump's proposed tax cuts and rollback of financial regulations could spark a new round of financial risk-taking of the type that preceded the last crisis in 2008. That's so sweet! Well, Belichick and Kraft tried to top that by presenting Trump with the traditional gift of his very own number 45 Patriots jersey.

Trump lavished praise on team owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick, and saluted the Patriots for their wild, come-from-behind win over Atlanta two months ago. "I had won the primaries, and I'm now in this rather heated election that a few of you have read about".

Sources tell Reuters a Russian government think tank controlled by Vladimir Putin developed a plan to swing the 2016 US presidential election to Trump and undermine voters' faith in the American electoral system.

No lawmakers attended the White House event.

At least five other Patriots players have said that they are not attending Wednesday's ceremony for political reasons, according to The Boston Globe.

That was a far lighter moment than the one revealed hours earlier, after news circulated that back in MA, former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez had hanged himself early Wednesday in a prison cell.

Maybe this is a slight, or maybe Trump just forgot about Brady's record breaking 466 passing yards and 43 completions that lead the Patriots to their fifth Super Bowl victory.

Also not addressed in the ceremony was the morning news of former Patriots player Aaron Hernandez's suicide.

Everyone on Twitter seemed to think it was a little weird that Trump didn't mention Brady. Both are known among Trump's friends, and Kraft dined with the president and the Japanese prime minister in February at Trump's Mar-a-Lago estate in Florida before traveling to Washington for a brief visit to the White House.

"I don't feel welcome in that house".

"I don't believe in excluding other people", McCourty adds.

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