Patriots’ Rob Gronkowski Startles Sean Spicer by Crashing White House Press Briefing (Video)

“Need some help?” Patriots tight end asks White House press secretary

White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer got a visit from New England Patriots star Rob Gronkowski on Wednesday.

The NFL player crashed the White House press briefing to offer Spicer an assist. “Need some help?” Gronkowski said after popping his head into the briefing room, to the amusement of both Spicer and journalists.

Gronkowski and the Patriots had a scheduled trip to the White House on Wednesday for their traditional meeting with President Trump following the team’s victory in the Super Bowl in February.

“I think I got this, but thank you,” Spicer replied. He broke out into a grin and was forced to ask reporters for a minute to compose himself before the briefing could continue. “Alright, that was cool … how do you follow that?,” he said.

Spicer, a Rhode Island native, is a known Patriots fan. After the Pats beat the Atlanta Falcons in a Super Bowl overtime shocker on Feb. 5, Spicer proclaimed it was the “Best. Game. Ever.” on Twitter.

However, a number of players declined the White House’s invitation, citing a dislike of the Trump administration. LeGarrette Blount, Alan Branch, Dont’a Hightower, Devin McCourty, Martellus Bennett and Chris Long have all previously said they didn’t want to meet with Trump. And while the latter two players are no longer with the Patriots, they are still on the White House’s invite list.

Quarterback Tom Brady, a vocal Trump supporter, missed the trip due to “personal family matters.”

Watch the video above.