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Super Bowl Champs Flag New York Times for False Trump-Obama Comparison

Craig Bannister
By Craig Bannister | April 20, 2017 | 11:51 AM EDT

Disputed Twitter Post

The Super Bowl champion New England Patriots have flagged The New York Times for posting a misleading photo to suggest that far fewer players visited President Donald Trump at the White House than attended a similar event hosted by former President Barack Obama.

On Wednesday, @NYTSports posted a photo on Twitter noting the difference in turnout between the 2015 and 2017 visits to the White House as National Football League champions.

The Patriots’ @Patriots Twitter page quickly demonstrated how @NYTSports was making a false comparison, since many of the 2017 weren’t shown in the photo because they were back on the South Lawn – not on the stairs (as in the 2015 picture).

The Patriots then posted its own comparison of two comparable photos to set The New York Times straight, in which only two fewer players were present (36 vs. 34) this year.