Joe Biden, president of the United States, received the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday at the White House to celebrate their victory in Super Bowl LVII against the Philadelphia Eagles and considered that the team is building “a dynasty” with two titles in just four years.
The US president highlighted the achievement of the Chiefs during the event held on the South Lawn of the White House before dozens of people, including several politicians from Missouri.
Not only do the Chiefs have the title again, they’re building a dynasty. They keep their faith and overcome their injuries.
Tune in as I welcome the Kansas City Chiefs to the White House to celebrate their championship season and victory in Super Bowl LVII. https://t.co/4JzGjQ273D
— President Biden (@POTUS) June 5, 2023
The Kansas City Chiefs have won a total of three Super Bowls: the first in 1970, the second half-century later in 2020 and the third this year against the Eagles.
Jokingly, the US president said that the first lady, Jill Biden, a “rabid” fan of the Philadelphia Eagles, has not yet been able to overcome her team’s defeat against the Kansas City Chiefs. “I have to be careful what I say today,” he laughed.
The event had a festive air with the public dressed in caps, dresses and red jackets, that of the Kansas City Chiefs.
Patrick Mahomes and Travis Kelce gave Biden an extraordinary gift: a red team jersey with the number 46, alluding to the number he occupies in the succession of presidents who have governed the United States throughout history.
Despite the relaxed atmosphere, there was also a moment during the ceremony to remember Norma Hunt, widow of Kansas City Chiefs founder Lamar Hunt and mother of current team president Clark Hunt, who died this weekend at age 85.
Biden recalled how Norma Hunt made history by attending the 57 editions of the Super Bowl played so far and asked to keep a few seconds of silence in her honor.
We mourn the passing of Norma Hunt.
— Kansas City Chiefs (@Chiefs) June 4, 2023