Travis Kelce Reveals What He Wanted To Say At White House Podium Before Patrick Mahome Intervened

Patrick Mahomes, Joe Biden, and Travis Kelce at the White House

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In 1924, Calvin Coolidge invited the Washington Senators to visit the White House to congratulate them on their World Series victory, which marked the beginning of a long-running tradition that’s seen more than a dozen Presidents welcome championship teams into their temporary home.

That includes plenty of Super Bowl winners who’ve made the trek to Washington, D.C. since Jimmy Carter hosted the Steelers and the Pirates on the same day in 1980, and this year, the Kansas City Chiefs got the chance to head to the nation’s capital for a similar ceremony for the first time (they were unable to do so following their win in 2020 due to the pandemic).

Andy Reid seemed to enjoy himself based on his review of the food that was served, and while the Chiefs were able to avoid the kind of incident that cast a slight shadow over LSU’s visit, the day still featured a tiny amount of drama courtesy of Travis Kelce.

As things were winding down, the tight end attempted to step up to the podium where Joe Biden had just delivered a speech and appeared poised to make some remarks of his own before Patrick Mahomes quickly swooped in to usher him away while apologizing for his teammate.

It was a light-hearted moment that seemed like it may have been a planned bit between the QB and the man who hosted Saturday Night Live earlier this year, but during a recent episode of the New Heights podcast, Kelce admitted that was not, in fact, the case.

During a conversation with his brother Jason, Travis revealed he had a plan in mind but admitted he botched the approach before Mahomes stepped in to stop him from achieving his goal.

Here’s what he had to say:

“Obviously, the President at the podium, it’s iconic, right?

He usually addresses the nation [by saying] “To my fellow Americans.” That’s all I wanted to say, dude. That’s it…

I shouldn’t have started off with “I’ve always wanted to do this.” Pat knew that I was in over my head. He’s seen that one before. Shout out to Pat, man, for keeping me from embarrassing myself. “

No harm, no foul.