Patriots owner Robert Kraft is a friend of President Donald Trump's. How does he feel about his players skipping their upcoming White House visit?

FOX's Chris Hoenig reports:

Six New England Patriots players have said they will not be attending the ceremony for the Super Bowl champs at the White House, including tight end Martellus Bennett, one of three who say it's because they don't agree with or support President Trump.

Team owner Robert Kraft in an appearance with Maria Bartaromo on FOX Business Network's 'Mornings with Maria' Monday morning, said an average of a dozen players have missed the team's past trips:

(Kraft) "You have players in college who went during their National Championship. You have other players who have commitments."

Linebacker Dont'a Hightower has cited his visit with the University of Alabama as his reason for skipping.

Quarterback Tom Brady, also a friend of President Trump's, missed out on the Patriots 2015 visit with then-President Obama, saying at the time that family commitments kept him from going.

Chris Hoenig, FOX News.

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