Donald Trump congratulates Brady and Super Bowl-bound Patriots

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United States president Donald Trump congratulated Tom Brady and the New England Patriots on advancing to the NFL Super Bowl.

Patriots superstar Brady, 41, led New England to a third consecutive Super Bowl following Sunday's thrilling 37-31 overtime win against the Kansas City Chiefs.

The Pats – who lost last year's decider to the Philadelphia Eagles – will contest their fourth Super Bowl in five seasons against the Los Angeles Rams on February 3.

Trump wrote via Twitter: "Congratulations to Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and the entire New England Patriots team on a great game and season.

"Will be a fantastic Super Bowl!"

Five-time Super Bowl champion Brady completed 30 of 46 passes for 348 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions away to the Chiefs in the AFC championship game.