Trump Wants His Buddy Robert Kraft At The WH Despite Prostitution Scandal

FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump is presented with a New England Patriots jersey from Patriots owner Robert Kraft, right, and head coach Bill Belichick during a ceremony on the South L... FILE - In this April 19, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump is presented with a New England Patriots jersey from Patriots owner Robert Kraft, right, and head coach Bill Belichick during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, where the Patriots were honored for their Super Bowl LI victory. In addition to the jersey, the team confirmed on Tuesday, Aug. 22, 2017, that Kraft decided after the team's visit to also have a Super Bowl championship ring made for Trump. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File) MORE LESS
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March 21, 2019 7:38 a.m.
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President Donald Trump told aides that he wants Patriots owner Robert Kraft to come with the team on the celebratory White House visit, despite the bad optics of a President cozying up to a man allegedly caught in a high-profile prostitution sting.

According to a Wednesday Politico report, staffers think it’s a bad idea, but know that Trump’s high premium on loyalty and tendency to stick by men accused of sexual misdeeds will probably land Kraft in the White House anyway.

They are reportedly banking on the public’s short attention span and the hope that Kraft will ultimately not be convicted.

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