Trump to host Super Bowl watch party at Florida golf club

Trump to host Super Bowl watch party at Florida golf club
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpAverage tax refunds down double-digits, IRS data shows White House warns Maduro as Venezuela orders partial closure of border with Colombia Trump administration directs 1,000 more troops to Mexican border MORE and first lady Melania TrumpMelania TrumpTrump, Harris, Ocasio-Cortez, Charlie Kirk among Twitter's most-engaged users The Hill's 12:30 Report: Sanders set to shake up 2020 race Fashion designer Karl Lagerfeld dies at 85 MORE will host a Super Bowl watch party at the Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Fla., on Sunday. 

The party will be held before the first family travels back to Washington, D.C., according to a schedule released by the White House. 

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Former President Obama and first lady Michelle ObamaMichelle LeVaughn Robinson ObamaFormer patients accuse ex-Fox News medical pundit of sexual exploitation Obama attends UNC-Duke basketball game Obama introduces himself as 'Michelle's husband' at leadership forum MORE hosted a Super Bowl party in the White House residence's Treaty Room in 2016. 

Trump has maintained a friendly relationship with the New England Patriots, one of the teams playing in this year's Super Bowl. 

The president is friends with the team's owner, Robert Kraft, as well as star quarterback Tom Brady. 

He has also exchanged letters with coach Bill Belichick. 

The president's past remarks will most likely loom over this year's game, given his criticism of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem. 

Relations between Trump and the NFL have been rocky since last year, when the president ripped team owners for allowing players protesting racial injustice to kneel during the anthem. 

"Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he's fired." Trump said at a rally in Alabama in September. 

The president continued his attack on the players on Twitter, while NFL players across the country linked arms and knelt in solidarity as a response to his comments.