by Jason DeWitt | Top Right News
Several members of the New England Patriots have announced that they will not be joining their teammates when the team does the traditional visit that Super Bowl winners take to the White House, with President Donald J. Trump.
According to IJReview, the team members are tight end Marcellus Bennett, defensive tackle Alan Branch, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, defensive end Chris Long, running back LeGarrette Blount, and defensive back Devin McCourty.
Blount, McCourty and Bennett have all indicated they are skipping because of President Trump and they do not ‘feel welcome” at the Trump White House.
Blount even sharply called it “that house”…
"I will NOT be going to the White House. I don't feel welcome in that house. I'll leave it at that." –@LG_Blount
— Rich Eisen Show (@RichEisenShow) February 9, 2017
Chris Long said he had “planned on skipping” for family reasons, not that he was joining those who were doing it as a political statement against Donald Trump.
Many people believe that Brady, who is a a friend of President Donald Trump, meant his strong message for his teammates.
The case seems particularly strong as it came nearly a week after their Super Bowl win, as talk of a Trump boycott by the players dominates discussion on the very liberal ESPN.