Last week in FOXBOROUGH, the NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS organization issued a clarification after a comparison photo of PATRIOTS team photos with President BARACK OBAMA in 2015 and President DONALD TRUMP in 2017 highlighted the amount of no-shows for the 2017 WHITE HOUSE visit!!!
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED Magazine reports that the NEW YORK TIME: SPORTS account tweeted a photo of their 2015 visit with President OBAMA and it showed dozens more players than appeared in 2017 photo with President TRUMP.
Patriots sportsperson stated that the 2015 photo showed team staff, trainers, and other personnel. In the 2017 photo, those people were seated on the SOUTH LAWN.
The next day, Thursday, April 20, President TRUMP lashed out at the NEW YORK TIMES.
Patriots' turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs. Patriots' turnout for President Trump today: https://t.co/OxMEOqZonI pic.twitter.com/pLmJWhOw1j— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 19, 2017
These photos lack context. Facts: In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn. https://t.co/iIYtV0hR6Y— New England Patriots (@Patriots) April 20, 2017
UPDATE: Patriots say # of players was smaller this year than 2015 (34 vs. 50) but total delegation was roughly the same. pic.twitter.com/Ij77Def8z5— NYT Sports (@NYTSports) April 20, 2017
NYT Sports editor gave me a pretty effusive statement on that Trump/Patriots-crowd-size-comparison tweet: pic.twitter.com/yrvyuCPybp— Colin Campbell (@colincampbell) April 20, 2017
Failing @nytimes, which has been calling me wrong for two years, just got caught in a big lie concerning New England Patriots visit to W.H.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 20, 2017