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Trump, Patriots fight back against White House attendance photos

Trump, Patriots fight back against White House attendance photos

The New York Times set this one off with a tweet of two photos, one showing the New England Patriots visiting Trump at the White House on Wednesday and another showing them visiting President Obama in 2015. The New York Times tweeted a photo comparing the photo of the Patriots Wednesday meeting at the White House and when the team met President Obama in 2015. And they have a point: The 2015 photo included players, coaches, and administrative staff. That is still down considerably from the estimated 50 players who visited Obama in 2015, but that too can be explained, at least in part, by the timing of the Super Bowl (cont. below).

Exactly half of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl-winning team did not attend its celebration at the White House, causing photographers to take notice of a diminished presence. Facts: In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs.

But just hours before the White House ceremony, B√ľndchen reportedly promoted an anti-Trump protest, the People's Climate March, saying, "On April 29th in Washington- D.C. - March for climate, jobs, and justice. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn".

The New York Times responded to the Patriots Wednesday on Twitter.

Notable by his absence was Tom Brady, the Super Bowl MVP and President Trump's longtime pal who released a last-minute statement that he was unable to attend because of unspecified family reasons.

The Patriots also tweeted its official attendance numbers from Wednesday's event along with its visit in 2005. "James said, however, that the size of the Patriots' full delegation for each trip to the White House has been roughly the same".

That's when George W. Bush was president.

The New England Patriots' rivalry with NY has spilled into politics. The Patriots organization told the Times that despite the lower number of players present, the size of the overall delegation that went to the White House is about the same as it was two years ago.


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