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Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:28 AM

Patriots respond to speculation that delegation was smaller at White House this year

Source: CBS News

By CAROLINE LINTON CBS NEWS April 20, 2017, 12:13 AM






Another crowd size controversy at the White House?

President Trump welcomed the New England Patriots to the White House on Wednesday to celebrate their Super Bowl win. The New York Times tweeted a photo comparing the photo of the Patriots Wednesday meeting at the White House and when the team met President Obama in 2015. It appears there are more people in 2015 than on Wednesday.

According to The New York Times, 34 team members attended the ceremony at Wednesday, compared to “about 50” who attended in 2015. But the team said the overall delegation, which includes team staff, was about the same.

The New England Patriots responded by tweeting that the photos “lack context,” writing that in 2015, 40 football staff members stood on the steps and this year, those staff members sat on the lawn.



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Reply Patriots respond to speculation that delegation was smaller at White House this year (Original post)
Judi Lynn Apr 20 OP
truthisfreedom Apr 20 #1
ArizonaLib Apr 20 #2
Demtexan Apr 20 #3
briv1016 Apr 20 #4
Demtexan Apr 20 #5
flotsam Apr 20 #6
truthisfreedom Apr 20 #7
Charles Bukowski Apr 20 #8
iluvtennis Apr 20 #9
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Bigredhunk Apr 20 #10
onenote Apr 20 #20
grantcart Apr 20 #11
SunSeeker Apr 20 #12
oberliner Apr 20 #13
StanP50 Apr 20 #14
murielm99 Apr 20 #15
DinahMoeHum Apr 20 #16
titaniumsalute Apr 20 #17
titaniumsalute Apr 20 #18
onenote Apr 20 #19
Sunlei Apr 20 #21

Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:32 AM

1. Because they didn't want to be photographed. They wanted no record to exist of their presence.

Hahahaha.

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Response to truthisfreedom (Reply #1)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 12:42 AM

2. That would be true if

they attended at all. I bet they didn't attend - that's the context!

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:01 AM

3. I would not want to be in the picture either.

Might not look so good in the future.

A lot of the players look unhappy.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:09 AM

4. "This was the largest Patriots delegation to visit the White House, period."

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Response to briv1016 (Reply #4)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:11 AM

5. Bigly

Except for Johnny.

The one guy he really wanted.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:16 AM

6. I can see where any guy who embraced the term "Ball Boy"...

...would be eager to meet Trump.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 01:50 AM

7. It's easy to count exactly how many heads are in both pics.

Including those on the lawn.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:33 AM

9. Like the inauguration, our eyes are lying to us. SMDH

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:43 AM

10. -

I have a very hard time believing that the staff was on the lawn, not in the picture. drumpf and co would've put anybody on hand in the photo to make it look bigger, better. I'm surprised there weren't a bunch of WH staffers in the photo for that reason.

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Response to Bigredhunk (Reply #10)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:17 AM

20. More than one picture was taken

See post #13.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 02:51 AM

11. Just compare the faces "of men of color" and you will see a huge difference.

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Response to grantcart (Reply #11)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 03:40 AM

12. Pretty much all the players look glum in the Trump photo compared to the Obama photo.

But the AA players especially so.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 04:19 AM

13. Here's the full photo from this year


There are plenty of real things to get on Trump about. This is a non-story.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 05:19 AM

14. And How many players on a team?

I believe, and I know I am not mistaken...there are 53 active participating members of a football team (NOT including staff). that would make a fairly large percentage of the team that told the Orange Shitgibbon to kiss their ass.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 06:06 AM

15. They should have refrained from comment.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:39 AM

16. Thing is, how many of the players did NOT attend?

That's the real story.

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 08:59 AM

17. Patriots Attendee Deflate Gate

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 09:00 AM

18. So then those Patriots employees didn't want their pic taken this year?

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Response to titaniumsalute (Reply #18)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:16 AM

19. See post #13

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Response to Judi Lynn (Original post)

Thu Apr 20, 2017, 10:46 AM

21. HELLOOO President Obama, /cheers MISS YOU PRESIDENT OBAMA!

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