Donald Trump gets a Patriots Super Bowl ring from Robert Kraft
- Author: Tabitha Byrd Aug 23, 2017,
Aug 23, 2017, 0:31
Other more traditional gifts given to Trump by the team included a helmet and jersey.
Trump and Kraft have a long-running friendship that both men have acknowledged publicly. Former White House communications director, Anthony Scaramucci, who once threatened to fire anyone who leaked any information form within the administration, informed a Twitter user in an exchange about Trump's Super Bowl ring.
Previously the team visited the White House in 2015 when Barack Obama was in office, but the president was not given a Super Bowl ring during that visit.
A team spokesman said Trump got a customized ring similar to the one the team received.More news: Cowboys RB Ezekiel Elliott suspended 6 games for conduct, report says
The ring is bejeweled with 280 diamonds, with white gold weighing in at 10 karats, and is the same type awarded to players and staff on the championship team. No exact price tag was given for the ring's cost, but the 2015 rings were valued at $36,500 each.
"I took out the ring and showed it to [Putin], and he put it on and he goes, 'I can kill someone with this ring, ' " Kraft said.
Though the value of the ring is unknown, what is clear is that if it exceed $350 in value, Trump won't be able to keep it.
During the campaign, Trump repeatedly associated himself with the Patriots, touting support from Kraft, coach Bill Belichick, and star quarterback Tom Brady.
But Trump may not be able to keep the ring: there is a value limit, now $375, to gifts accepted by presidents, and the ring is supposed to go into the National Archives.