Patriots gave Trump Super Bowl ring as thank you gift

The New England Patriots sent a valuable Super Bowl gift to Donald Trump

According to USA Today, a spokesman for the Patriots said President Trump told Robert Kraft, the owner of the Patriots and a friend of the president that he was honored to have them as the first team to visit the White House.

Typically, championship teams, upon visiting the White House, give the commander in chief items such as a team jersey, a cap or helmet, and a ball.

Donald Trump isn't doing much winning, but that didn't stop Patriots owner Robert Kraft from treating him like a champion.

Not only does the team open the season Thursday night, September 7 against the Chiefs where the fifth Super Bowl banner will be raised, there will also be a week of original Patriots programming, including a special Do Your Job Part 2.

Trump now joins Vladimir Putin in world leaders who have Patriots Super Bowl Championship rings.

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It was a counter-pressing situation. "The second half was much better and I loved the goal we scored because it was not our best one-two in the game.

While the Patriots gave Trump a Super Bowl ring, he might not even get a visit from the current National Basketball Association champion. A series of quotes enscribed on the arbor includes: "UNEQUIVOCALLY THE SWEETEST", "WE ARE ALL PATRIOTS" and "GREATEST COMEBACK EVER", referencing the team's dramatic comeback from 25 points down late in the third quarter.

"I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring, ' " Kraft said.

Trump and Patriots quarterback Tom Brady also have a well-known friendship, which Brady described on WEEI's Kirk and Callahan show (h/t the Boston Globe and SI.com) in January by saying they've known each other for 16 years and that Trump has always been a supporter of his.

But Trump may not be able to keep the ring: there is a value limit, now $375, to gifts accepted by presidents, and the ring is supposed to go into the National Archives.

The longtime Trump friend chose to give the memento after Trump rolled out the red carpet and gave the team face time as well as a tour they considered the best among a run of visits by the successful franchise, USA Today reported, citing a Patriots spokesman.

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