April 28, 2017

In White House Super Bowl ceremony, a picture lies

21 April 2017, 08:53 | Joan Schultz

"These photos lack context".

"An earlier version of this article included photos comparing the size of the Patriots' gathering at the White House in 2015 and the gathering on Wednesday". There are 64 players listed on the Patriots' active team roster, though it's unclear how many were invited. But for the Trump visit, those staffers were seated on the South Lawn.

The White House celebrations were overshadowed by the suicide of the Patriots former star Aaron Hernandez, who hanged himself on Wednesday in a prison cell where he was serving a life sentence for murder, prison officials said.

The Patriots, who are owned by Trump donor Robert Kraft, eventually tweeted their own "comparable" photo to combat theories that a sizable number of their players and staff had boycotted this week's event.

"Fact - In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs".

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will not be attending Wednesday's Super Bowl LI reception at the White House.

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The two photos show the Patriots personnel with the president on the south side of the White House. "Today, we had 34".

"Nobody asked, nobody cared [when] we had 27 people go to the White House in 2005", Mr James said.

Tom Brady, Chris Long, Alan Branch, LeGarrette Blount, Martellus Bennett, Dont'a Hightower and Devin McCourty were not among the players who made the trip to Washington, D.C.

On Thursday, Trump pointed out the mistake on Twitter, saying the Times "got caught in a big lie".

Trump previously took aim at the National Park Service for tweeting out aerial images comparing the crowd size at his January inauguration to that of Obama's 2009 swearing-in ceremony.

Trump claimed he saw a crowd that "looked like a million and a half people" and White House spokesman Sean Spicer claimed the "dishonest" media framed the photos to make the president's crowd look smaller.

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