Bob Kraft, the owner of the New England Patriots, had an interesting response to questions about players’ decisions to pass on the Patriots’ trip to the White House.
Here’s what he said (via Daily Mail):
‘It’s interesting – this is our, happy to say, fifth Super Bowl in the last 16 years, and every time we’ve had the privilege of going to the White House a dozen of our players don’t go,’ he said.
‘This is the first time it’s gotten any media attention. Some of the players have the privilege of going in college because they are on national championship teams, others have family commitments.
‘But this is America, we are all free to do whatever is best for and, and we’re just privileged to be in the position to be going.’
Kraft has been a friend of President Trump for many years.
He’s also recently shared a touching story about the support Trump and Melania showed him following his wife’s death.
Check it out:
‘When Myra died, Melania and Donald came up to the funeral in our synagogue, then they came for memorial week to visit with me,’ Kraft told the New York Daily News.
‘Then he called me once a week for the whole year, the most depressing year of my life when I was down and out.
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‘He called me every week to see how I was doing, invited me to things, tried to lift my spirits. He was one of five or six people that were like that. I remember that.’