These photos show the Patriots' White House turnout for Trump vs. Obama

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski crashed Sean Spicer’s White House press briefing on Tuesday

Brady said he won't be able to attend due to "personal family matters".

Former President Barack Obama met leaders of the six-nation Gulf Cooperation Council, Saudi Arabia, Qatar, the United Arab Emirates, Kuwait, Bahrain and Oman about a year ago. Then, as now, he cited family issues.

On CNN's Wolf, senior White House correspondent Jeff Zeleny was discussing the numerous questions Spicer received about miscommunication about the location of the USS Carl Vinson in the South China Sea when the complaint about questioners came in.

This isn't the first time the four-time Super Bowl MVP skipped a visit to the White House. That includes Brady in 2015. The Boston Herald reported that Brady was spending time with his mother, who is fighting cancer. One possible explanation is that he's protecting his brand. Hernandez, who played tight end alongside Gronkowski, became a young star during three seasons with New England and played in the Super Bowl following the 2011 season. His relationship with Trump has already resulted in more negative attention than a man of his blandness cares for.

Wide Receiver Danny Amendola thanked Trump "for the shout out" and said he had a funeral to attend. And Brady, who doesn't have that much time left in the league, doesn't need to be alienating anyone right now. However players Devin McCourty, Martellus Bennett, Chris Long, Dont'a Hightower and LeGarrette Blount all made a decision to skip the South Lawn visit for political differences.

A look at the Patriots who visited the White House in 2015, when President Obama was in office.

Bennett is an outspoken supporter of the "Black Lives Matter" movement and has used his social media platforms to criticize Trump and speak out on social issues.

Defensive back Devin McCourty said he wouldn't attend because he doesn't feel welcome at the White House.

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". Earlier this week, McCourty and Chris Long appeared alongside Patriots fans in a video recounting the Super Bowl comeback and explaining their reasons for sitting out today's ceremony.

"He called today and he said, 'Donald, I support you, you're my friend and I voted for you, '" Trump said, to cheers, adding that Brady gave him permission to tell the crowd how he voted. "With the president having so many strong opinions and prejudices I believe certain people might feel accepted there while others won't".

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