President Trump holds a New England Patriots jersey presented to him by Patriots coach Bill Belichick (l.) and team owner Bob Kraft (r.).
"It was a complete team effort".
The Patriots, he said, "delivered iconic American sports moments that will last forever" in their comeback from 25 points down to win 34-28 in overtime.
"Good old pundits, boy, they're wrong a lot, aren't they?"
Thirty-four Patriots players attended the ceremony. He posted a wedding photo of his parents on Instagram and wished them a happy anniversary.
Regarding Hernandez, who was found dead in his prison cell early Wednesday, neither Kraft nor Belichick took questions from reporters after the ceremony to share their thoughts. That compares to 36 Patriots players who went to the White House in 2004 and the 27 who attended in 2005.
Jurors in the double-murder trial of ex-NFL star Aaron Hernandez have begun their sixth day of deliberations.
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".
"I've know him for a long time and he always gives me a call on different types of motivational speeches at different times", Brady said. "As a child growing up, I never would have thought a president would have said my name by any means". They are the Hernandez death of apparent suicide and the Patriots' visit to the White House.
While the day was created to be festive, the Patriots were left to deal with the news that former tight end Aaron Hernandez hanged himself in a prison cell hours before the White House visit, according to MA prison officials.
Tight end for the New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski, made a surprise appearance during the White House press briefing to ask Sean Spicer if he...
Mr Spicer, who was clearly in shock at the National Football League star's sudden appearance, responded with: "I think I got this, but thank you". Star quarterback Tom Brady, who drew controversy over his friendship with Mr Trump, was not in attendance.
"It's a distinct honor for us to celebrate what was unequivocally our sweetest championship with a very good friend and somebody whose mental toughness and strength are greatly admired", Kraft said.
Trump's choice for deputy secretary of commerce, Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts, has withdrawn his nomination, a source says, amid reports of difficulties untangling his financial holdings to the satisfaction of the government ethics watchdog. Others include the owners of the Houston Texans, the Washington Redskins, the Jacksonville Jaguars and the LA Rams.
The Trump administration denies being misleading about a US carrier strike group's push toward the Korean peninsula, saying it never gave an arrival date and that the ships still are on their way. Others used their absence as an intentional protest, voicing opposition to the administration.
"I've had the great privileged to be here several times, but this one, th way we were treated the opportunity to be in the Oval Office and be with the President, and see the inside of the White House, has just been fabulous", Belichick said of Wednesday's visit.
It is not clear how Trump, now a federal employee, will navigate continuing ties to far-flung foreign business interests. I hate shopping, and I will go get some myself today", Conway said on national television in February.
United States authorities will also conduct site visits to check on employers who hire H-1B visa holders over Americans. The ban is also expected to levy a blow to the tech industry, as many foreign nationals immigrate on the H-1B visa.
This week, opposition leaders called demonstrators to the streets on Wednesday in what they dubbed the "mother of all marches". PRESIDENT NICOLAS MADURO, Venezuela (through interpreter): The time for combat has arrived, my fellow patriots.
No one has claimed responsibility for the bombing, but Russian trains and planes have often been targeted by Islamist militants. The driver appeared in front of reporters on Tuesday looking exhausted but not visibly shaken by the events of the previous day.
Bench coach Joe McEwing, known for his boundless enthusiasm, went to the mound to remove Holland in an animated pitching change. Fortunately, he popped out to Austin Romine, rather than bumbling into a double or triple play. "They want that opportunity".
He reminds me a lot of The Winter Soldier as he appears in sporadic parts to make life hell for his former teammates. These films are successful because they know exactly what they're about: loud, raw, simple entertainment.
Salvador Perez added an RBI single in the eighth, just the third run surrendered by Giants relievers in the past nine games. If the Giants' rough 5-9 start wasn't enough to worry fans, the potential departure of a key contributor might just do it.
Yet, the 100.2 million haul is still the second highest first-weekend domestic gross of the eight films in the series. Its opening figures saw it marginally overtake the $529m (£421.8m) secured by 2015's Star Wars: The Force Awakens.
The ministry also added that it's in touch with Australia as well regarding the changes in that country's work visa programme. More than 17.5 per cent, or 24,236 were from India followed by Britain, with 20,583 and the Philippines, with 8996.
He added that the event is run completely by about 100 volunteers that will ensure everything runs smoothly throughout the day. The Student Activities Board hosted its 27th annual hunt at Peaks to Plains Park on the MSUB campus.
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Wide receiver Danny Amendola also skipped the visit, thanking Trump " for the shout out " and saying he had a funeral to attend. Tom Brady His statement came after word of former teammate Aaron Hernandez's suicide, but Brady did not mention him.
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