Sport Patriots clarify White House turnout photos for President Obama vs. President Trump

09:02  20 april  2017
09:02  20 april  2017 Source:   Sports Illustrated

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The New England Patriots clarified a photo highlighting the team's White House turnout in 2015 vs . 2017. The New England Patriots issued a clarification after a photo comparison of team photos with President Obama and President Trump highlighted the amount of no-show players for the

This year, The New England Patriots got to meet President Trump , but there were a few noticeable differences since their last trip to D.C. to meet with then- President Obama in 2015. Patriots ' turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs . Patriots ' turnout for President Trump today: https

The New England Patriots issued a clarification after a photo comparison of team photos with President Obama and President Trump highlighted the amount of no-show players for the White House visit.

The New York Times' sports account tweeted a photo from the Patriots' 2015 visit with President Obama and it showed dozens more people than Wednesday's photo with President Trump.

A Patriots spokesman said that the 2015 photo included Patriots staff members, such as trainers and other personnel. On Wednesday, those members of the staff were seated.

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The New York Times attempted to sour President Donald Trump ’s White House ceremony with the Super Bowl-winning New England Patriots .

Patriots ’ turnout for President Obama in 2015 vs . Patriots ’ turnout for President Trump today. Donald Trump with the Patriots this week. Picture: AFP / Saul LoebSource:AP. And former president Barack Obama ’s Patriots meeting.

President Trump tweeted about the Patriots' visit on Wednesday night.

About two dozen players skipped the White House visit. Quarterback Tom Brady missed the visit due to "personal family matters." Some of the other players cited reasons pertaining to President Trump and his administration for skipping the visit.

This article was originally published on SI.com

PHOTOS: WHITE HOUSE CHAMPIONSHIP VISITS

1957 Industrial Little League of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico (LLWS): <p>1957 was the first year the Little League World Series included a team from outside of the United States and Canada, so of course that team ended up winning. When all was said and done, the 1957 Little League World Series champions were the Industrial Little League of Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico, mostly thanks to a perfect game thrown by Mexican pitcher Ángel Macías. In addition to the series, the team also won the opportunity to meet with President Dwight D. Eisenhower at the White House on Aug. 27, 1957.</p> A complete gallery of White House championship visits

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