The New England Patriots made a recent stop to the White House as is custom for winners of the NFL Super Bowl championship earlier this month. The team’s first Black quarterback, Jacoby Brissett, joined the team and was greeted by current President Donald Trump but still gave thanks to the former commander-in-chief, Barack Obama.
While the full team was not present as starting quarterback Tom Brady had a previous engagement and other players turned down the visit in protest, Brissett joined the team in presenting President Trump with his own personalized jersey. After the visit, the third-round selection took to his Instagram to share some glowing words for Obama.
From Brissett’s Instagram:
Dear Big O, I am writing you this letter to say thank you. I want to thank you for what you have done for this country – outside of politics. Honestly, I don’t know enough about politics to judge what was good or bad, but I want you to know that when you said “Yes We Can” – a young man dreaming a dream from rough circumstances in Florida heard you. When you were elected President for the first time I was 16 and I watched you make the never-imaginable, attainable and I heard your cry to inspire hope. I used those words as motivation and saw your achievement as an opportunity and permission to work make my dreams come true too.
Read the rest of Jacoby Brissett’s glowing words for Barack Obama in the post below. Also, note that Brissett threw some shade at the former president’s jumper too.
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