WASHINGTON – President Joe Biden welcomed the Kansas City Chiefs to The White House on Friday to celebrate their back-to-back championship victory at Super Bowl LVIII. 

“Winning back-to-back. I kind of like that,” said Biden in his celebratory remarks.

This visit is different compared to last year’s celebration, especially as several teammates have caught themselves under criticism. Earlier in May, Chiefs kicker Harrison Butker shared comments in his commencement speech suggesting women as homemakers and mothers are more accomplished than women who pursue professional careers, as well as calling Pride Month a “deadly sin.”

“How many of you are sitting here now about to cross this stage and are thinking about all the promotions and titles you are going to get in your career? Some of you may go on to lead successful careers in the world, but I would venture to guess that the majority of you are most excited about your marriage and the children you will bring into this world,” said Butker in his commencement speech.

Butker also criticized Biden and other Catholics for “pushing dangerous gender ideologies onto the youth of America” referring to transgender rights, but still attended the celebration.

These comments have enraged fans on social media, especially Swifties. Taylor Swift’s relationship with Travis Kelce has brought a new era of female NFL fans. Super Bowl LVIII was the most viewed Super Bowl ever, many saying her relationship with Kelce brought new viewership. In 2020, Swift endorsed Biden – something the Biden administration hopes for this year as well.

Biden kept the celebration light, avoiding mentions of politics including the Middle East and former President Donald Trump’s hush money verdict. However, he did acknowledge the mass shooting at the Kansas City Chiefs victory parade that has left one woman dead and over twenty more injured. “Do more to stop the tragic shootings before they happen,” said Biden in his remarks.