New England Patriots to Visit the White House

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New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady

The 2017 Super Bowl champions will stop by April 19, but several players said they will boycott the visit.

The White House says the New England Patriots will visit next month.

Spokesman Sean Spicer said Thursday that the 2017 Super Bowl champions will stop by the White House on April 19.

Patriots owner Bob Kraft joined President Donald Trump aboard Air Force One last week, although it's unclear if the visit was discussed.

A number of players said they will boycott a White House visit.

Trump responded to the planned boycott by some players even before a visit was officially announced. He told Fox News, "They're taking a lot of heat. But you know what? They're also getting a lot of popularity out of it."

Spicer, a native of Rhode Island, said he was "proud" to make the announcement.

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