The New England Patriots Release Statement About CROWD SIZE At White House Ceremony, DID TRUMP FORCE THEM TO DO THIS?

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There is another crowd size comparison—and subsequent controversy—between Donald Trump and his predecessor, Barack Obama.

Following the New England Patriots’ latest visit to the White House Wednesday, the New York Times compared the team pictures with the president from 2015 (during the Obama administration) and 2017 (during the Trump administration) in a tweet that’s been retweeted more than 30,000 times.

However, on Wednesday night, the Patriots responded to the tweet, saying the side-by-side photos “lack context.”

“In 2015, over 40 football staff were on the stairs. In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn,” the team’s official account tweeted.

Before that response, the team tweeted a photo with a larger crowd surrounding the president Wednesday.

According to The Boston Globe, 34 Patriots players were at the White House to visit with Trump. In 2015, the number was “around 50.”

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