The Trump presidency on April 18 at 10 p.m. EDT/0200 GMT
The Trump presidency on April 18 at 10 p.m. EDT/0200 GMT
20 April, 2017, 09:56
The 12-time Pro Bowler Tom Brady will also not attend Wednesday's call visit to the White House with the rest of the New England Patriots 2016 roster, the quarterback announced.
No word yet on if White House press secretary Sean Spicer will arrange a news conference to dispute the number of Patriots at the ceremony.
"Need some help", Gronkowski asked to a chorus of laughter.
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LeGarrette Blount, Chris Long, Alan Branch, Dont'a Hightower, Martellus Bennett and Devin McCourty all previously said they would not go to the ceremony.
In addition to Brady, Trump is close with Patriots owner Bob Kraft, who has dined with Trump and Japan's prime minister at Mar-a-Lago.
Star quarterback Tom Brady notified the White House that he was dealing with a "personal family matter" and would not attend the ceremony.
Nats' Jayson Werth leaves game with undisclosed injury
Jaime Garcia pitched 6.1 innings, giving up 2 runs on 5 hits with 4 strikeouts, ultimately not being a factor in the decision. Harper - the MLB MVP in 2015 - posted a four-hit effort to lead the Nationals to a 14-4 win over the Braves on Wednesday.
As Spicer was in the middle of a serious conversation with the White House press corps about Trump's decision to direct an interagency review of the Iran nuclear deal, Gronkowski, known to fans simply as "Gronk", stuck his head out from behind a curtain at the front of the room.
For comparison's sake, all but four of the Chicago Cubs attended their White House celebration in the closing days of President Obama's administration earlier this past winter.
"Five Super Bowl victories since 2002, really unbelievable", Trump said.
On a more somber note, there was no mention of former Patriots star Aaron Hernandez, a convicted murder who committed suicide and was found hanging in his jail cell Wednesday morning.
Kraft said he was delighted to be honored by Trump for a remarkable comeback victory that he said echoed the president's own longshot campaign "against 16 career politicians facing odds nearly as long as we faced in the fourth quarter". "I think I've got this", Spicer replied, "But thank you".
Blount voiced a similar concern, telling NFL Network's Rich Eisen in February, "I will NOT be going to the White House".
A handful of other Patriots players had already opted out of the trip, some citing political differences with Trump. "And he started it with his coach, and I want to tell you that is one special man".
Cormier has won fights against Alexander Gustafsson and Anderson Silva since then, improving to 18-1 as a professional. In the co-main event of the evening there was incredible controversy and confusion inside the octagon.
"They are afraid of the firm alliance between South Korea and the US , and of strong independent defense capabilities". John McCain, said the North Korean standoff is President Donald Trump's first real test.
Meanwhile, the Trump administration's mission is to curtail EPA's workforce by 25 percent and cut its budget down to $5.7 billion. And by the way, those new energy sources fit much better with the mandate of the Environmental Protection Agency that Mr.
The cheapest gas in our area right now is $2.04 at the Costco off Cloud Springs Road and the Sam's Club on Lee Highway. The national average has increased 11 cents during the past month and was 29 cents higher than one year ago.
Automakers say they may be unable to meet those targets and regulators have suggested they might be reduced or postponed. Considering the current technologies included in most vehicles these days, the label really isn't that far-fetched.
They said that will give the VA time to propose a more comprehensive package of reforms - fixes for the fix. Rick Scott will be at the White House Wednesday morning as President Trump signs a veterans bill.
Prime minister Malcolm Turnbull is scrapping the 457 visa that allows temporary foreign workers to be employed in Australia. Turnbull and Immigration Minister Peter Dutton will address the media in Canberra on Tuesday evening (NZT).
As Spicer was addressing the assembled press, the tight end stuck his head into the briefing room and offered to help him out. Trump did not mention Brady, who was awarded the Super Bowl MVP award and whom he has called a friend, in his absence.
Citizenship and Immigration Services said it received 199,000 applications for the fiscal year that begins on October 1. That program allows employers to go outside the USA workforce to find workers with "highly specialized knowledge".
There's also a little more to it than how often a team gets to the line, and that's how often a team sends its opponent there. The Spurs took 32 free throws, and Kawshi Leonard received more than then entire Grizzlies team combined - hitting 19-for-19.
Venezuela braces for 'mother of all protests'
On Tuesday, the center-right opposition repeated its call for the military - a pillar of Maduro's power - to abandon him. Venezuela's Supreme Court ruled that the National Assembly was in "contempt" and annulled its legislative powers.
Pence says US-Japan economic talks could lead to trade deal
China has imposed a painful economic boycott on South Korean exports and is making life hard for South Korean companies in China. Beijing is also not happy with United States steps, like the THAAD deployment, which it thinks could be used against it.
Everton demand £100m for Romelu Lukaku
Everton may now be forced to sell this summer, especially if their top goalscorer decides to hand in a transfer request too. That Romelu Lukaku wants to leave Goodison Park and move to a "bigger" club than Everton isn't exactly a surprise anymore.
Another nearby planet found that may be just right for life
This super-Earth, dubbed LHS 1140b, may be astronomer's best candidate yet in the search for alien life, the researchers claim. Recently, NASA announced the discovery of a star known as TRAPPIST-1 which was found to have seven planets orbiting it.
Jason Chaffetz Won't Seek Reelection in 2018
One design reads "Chaffetz is a Bully", while another shows the congressman's face accompanied by an even pithier caption. Thank you!Thank you for allowing me to serve as your Representative in the United States House of Representatives.
Facebook's new camera could make you question reality
The company also launched the "Places Graph", providing free access to data on more than 140 million places around the world. Facebook Spaces is available in beta now for Oculus Rift and Touch and can be downloaded from the Oculus Store.
Gonzalez, White Sox win to stop Yanks' 8-game win streak
The Sox' slugger is 2-for-27 in seven games on the current road trip and has one extra-base hit, a double, this season. After Cabrera grounded to second, Abreu, also swinging at a first-pitch sinker, doubled to left to make it 4-1.
BMW, Mercedes pull ads from O'Reilly show on Fox News
In a statement , Hyundai said it wanted to work with companies that "share our values of inclusion and diversity". Bill O'Reilly, the host of Fox News' "The O'Reilly Factor " has been making controversial statements for years.
Correa out vs. Angels with bruised right hand
Musgrove threw a fat slider right into Pujols' wheelhouse, who promptly distributed the ball over the Crawford Boxes. He had been expected to play Monday, but after taking pregame swings it was determined Correa was not ready to go.