Patriots Player Refuses White House Invitation, Wants To Meet Obama Instead


New England Patriots safety Duron Harmon has announced he will not be joining his team at the White House to celebrate their victory in Super Bowl LIII.

“They don’t want me in the White House,” Harmon told TMZ after Sunday’s big game.

The player added, it “would be dope” to meet former President Barack Obama in Washington, D.C., instead, like the Golden State Warriors did to commemorate winning last year’s NBA national championship.

“We love you here, man,” Harmon said.

The defensive star made some crucial plays for the Patriots in the second half after replacing Patrick Chung, who left the game with an injury.

3 People Taken Into Custody After Nursing Student Found Dead on University Campus

Harmon helped break up what would have been a touchdown pass in the 4th quarter to Rams wide receiver Brandin Cooks.

Later in the game, he blitzed quarterback Rams quarterback Jared Goff, leading to his final interception that secured the win for the Patriots.

Do you think Harmon should attend the White House celebration?

Harmon told TMZ he was looking forward to hanging out with rappers Snoop Dogg, Cardi B, and Meek Mill, who were in Atlanta for the Super Bowl contest.

Snoop Dogg made headlines in 2017 when he released a video depicting him shooting a clown in the likeness of President Donald Trump with a toy gun to the lyrics, “This is the final call.”

“Any time I drop something, I’m trying to fill in a void,” Snoop said at the time, the Independent reported. “I feel like it’s a lot of people making cool records, having fun, partying, but nobody’s dealing with the real issue with this f—–g clown as President, and the s— that we dealing with out here, so I wanted to take time out to push pause on a party record and make one of these records for the time being.”

Harmon was one of multiple Patriots players who did not attend a celebration at the White House in 2017 after the team won Super Bowl LI.

Quarterback Tom Brady also did not come to 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue on that occasion, citing his mother’s battle with cancer, The Hill reported.

Bill Belichick Turned Down Coaching Job, Rejected This NFL Team's Offer: Report

Trump reportedly is friends with Brady, as well as Patriots coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft.

After their team secured the AFC championship, the president tweeted, “Congratulations to Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the entire New England Patriots team on a great game and season. Will be a fantastic Super Bowl!”

Trump predicted a Patriots win during a CBS News interview which aired before the game, according to The Hill.

“They have a very special owner and coach, and certainly they have, I guess, the greatest quarterback of all time,” he said.

“So I would say they would win,” Trump added. “As the expression goes, who knows. I hope it’s a great game.”

Truth and Accuracy

Submit a Correction →

We are committed to truth and accuracy in all of our journalism. Read our editorial standards.

, , , , , , , , , , , , ,
Randy DeSoto has written more than 2,000 articles for The Western Journal since he joined the company in 2015. He is a graduate of West Point and Regent University School of Law. He is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths" and screenwriter of the political documentary "I Want Your Money."
Randy DeSoto is the senior staff writer for The Western Journal. He wrote and was the assistant producer of the documentary film "I Want Your Money" about the perils of Big Government, comparing the presidencies of Ronald Reagan and Barack Obama. Randy is the author of the book "We Hold These Truths," which addresses how leaders have appealed to beliefs found in the Declaration of Independence at defining moments in our nation's history. He has been published in several political sites and newspapers.

Randy graduated from the United States Military Academy at West Point with a BS in political science and Regent University School of Law with a juris doctorate.
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Graduated dean's list from West Point
United States Military Academy at West Point, Regent University School of Law
Books Written
We Hold These Truths
Professional Memberships
Virginia and Pennsylvania state bars
Phoenix, Arizona
Languages Spoken
Topics of Expertise
Politics, Entertainment, Faith