A typically heated Sean Spicer daily press briefing at the White House got an instant rush of comic relief thanks to New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski.
Gronkowski and the Patriots — minus quarterback Tom Brady — are visiting the White House today to be honored for their Super Bowl victory.
As Spicer was answering questions from reporters, a door behind him opened and a familiar voice could be heard.
“Need some help?” Gronkowski asked.
Spicer turned around and broke into a huge smile. Spicer was surprised.
“I think I’ve got this, but thank you,” Spicer said.
Just as quickly, Gronk closed the door and vanished.
“All right, that was cool,” a smiling Spicer said. “How do you follow that?”
Brady is among seven key Patriots skipping the visit. Brady, who has had a high-profile, friendly relationship with President Trump, says he can’t attend because of family issues. Running back LeGarrette Blount, defensive end Chris Long, defensive tackle Alan Branch, linebacker Dont’a Hightower, tight end Martellus Bennett and safety Devin McCourty have all said they will not attend the ceremony.