President Donald Trump left his Super Bowl party early, missing a historic comeback by the team he predicted would win the game.
Earlier Sunday, Trump said the New England Patriots would win the game, and in the third quarter, it looked like that prediction would fall short. But the Patriots made a stunning fourth-quarter comeback, sending the game into overtime for the first time in Super Bowl history, then driving for a touchdown to win the game 34-28.
Trump watched the game from his Trump International Golf Club in suburban West Palm Beach, where he was joined by First Lady Melania Trump and White House chief of staff Reince Priebus, among other guests. He left about 9 p.m. to head back to his Mar-a-Lago estate, according to pool reports. The president spent the weekend in Palm Beach — his first since his Jan. 20 inauguration — where he played two rounds of golf and attended the 60th annual Red Cross Ball, which was held at Mar-a-Lago on Saturday night.
“What an amazing comeback and win by the Patriots. Tom Brady, Bob Kraft and Coach B are total winners. Wow!” Trump tweeted after the game.
The president left Palm Beach on Monday morning, heading to MacDill Air Force Base in Tampa before returning to Washington, D.C. Several media outlets have reported Trump will return to Mar-a-Lago next weekend for a round of golf with the prime minister of Japan.