Tuesday 25 April 2017

WATCH: Laughter breaks out in White House press briefing as Sean Spicer interrupted by NFL star

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A clip from yesterday's White House press briefing has gone viral - and not for a gaffe made by Sean Spicer.

The daily briefing was brought to a halt on Wednesday when New England Patriots' player Rob Gronkowski interrupted Press Secretary Spicer in the middle of his meeting.

Peeping out from behind a partition, Gronkowski, nicknamed Gronk, said: "Sean, you need some help?".

Spicer, who has become infamous for his controversial statements, seemed taken aback but quickly replied: "I think I got this. But thank you."

"You sure,” said Gronkowski, to laughter and some applause from the White House press corps.

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"Thanks, man. I’ll see you in a minute," replied Spicer, a self-confessed Patriots fan.

"That was cool … how do you follow that?"

The Patriots are at the White House to meet President Donald Trump in celebration of their recent Super Bowl win over the Atlanta Falcons

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