The Patriots gave Donald Trump his own Super Bowl ring

The Patriots gave Donald Trump his own Super Bowl ring

The New England Patriots came up several times while Donald Trump was running for President of the United States, whether it was Tom Brady putting a "Make America Great Again" hat in his locker or Bill Belichick writing a letter to Trump on the eve of the election.

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.

'It's a distinct honor for us to celebrate what was unequivocally our sweetest championship with a very good friend and somebody whose mental toughness and strength I greatly admire, ' Kraft said at the time, vouching for Trump in the first months of his presidency.

Of course, when you have Robert Kraft's bank account, you don't give away Super Bowl rings.

The ring contains roughly 283 diamonds, reflecting the 28-3 deficit the Patriots overcame to defeat the Atlanta Falcons in one of the greatest comebacks in National Football League history.

The defending Super Bowl champions told USA Today on Tuesday that they gifted the ring to thank Trump for being the first pro sports team invited to his White House.

No price tag was put on the rings, but Kraft's 2015 Super Bowl rings cost $36,500 each and included 200 diamonds.

During an interview with Gary Myers of the New York Daily News, Kraft said his loyalty to Trump dates back to 2011 when his wife died and Trump called him every week for an entire year to see how he was holding up.

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.

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