Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce is all about the rights of the people, especially the right to party. He tested the limits of those rights when the Super Bowl LVII champion Kansas City Chiefs visited the White House on Monday. President Joe Biden gave a speech, and head coach Andy Reid spoke as part of the proceedings as well.
Some temporary chaos ensued when Biden, the 46th president of the United States, took pictures with Kelce and Super Bowl LVII MVP quarterback Patrick Mahomes while holding a customized Chiefs jersey with his name and number 46 on it. Kelce snuck over to the podium adorned with the presidential seal after a couple photos to begin a speech of his own.
"So, I've been waiting for this..." he said, acting like he had an entire thought-out presentation.
However, Mahomes quickly moved to remove his top target from the podium since people who aren't President of the United States should not use the seal for their own personal use.
"Sorry," Mahomes said sheepishly as Biden threw his hands up in amusement at Kelce's faux pas.
On the latest episode of his "New Heights" podcast, Kelce revealed what he wanted to say if Mahomes hadn't arrived in time. As it turns out, Kelce just wanted to utter some famous presidential words.
"Obviously, the president at the podium, it's iconic, right?" Kelce said. "It's iconic, and how he usually addresses the nation is, 'To my fellow Americans.' That's all I wanted to say, dude."
With the benefit of hindsight, Kelce said he probably should have just launched right into what he wanted to say. Kelce wasted valuable time and allowed Mahomes to pull him away from the podium before getting his moment in the sun.
"I shouldn't have started off with, 'I've always wanted to do this,'" Kelce said.
Besides his celebratory parade antics, Kelce has flexed his comedic chops as the host of SNL back in early March. Since he wasn't still on set at 30 Rockefeller Center, his time making a "presidential address" was cut short, unlike Kansas City's reign over the NFL with two championships in the last four seasons.