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Why Malcolm Mitchell Visited White House While Many Patriots Skipped

21 April 2017

A variety of Boston-area media outlets reported that 34 players showed up Wednesday for the ceremony with Trump, compared to "around 50" players for the ceremony with Obama.

It then posted photos of the team's two White House visits showing that the turnout was roughly the same.

President Donald Trump slammed the New York Times Thursday for posting images contrasting the New England Patriots' 2015 and 2017 White House Super Bowl celebrations.

The team later tweeted a photo with the staff on the stairs and it didn't look much different from the 2015 pic. "In 2017, they were seated on the South Lawn".

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While some players stated they were skipping the Trump event for political reasons, the team suggested that because it has won two Super Bowls in three seasons, the lack of novelty of a White House visit might have kept some players away. Even Trump fan Tom Brady did not make the trip, citing a family issue. And they have a point: The 2015 photo included players, coaches, and administrative staff.

Trump noted the kerfuffle and tweeted about the New York Times on Thursday morning.

Interestingly enough, in Trump's remarks, he made no mention of the Pats superstar QB at all, despite his Super Bowl heroics and their longtime friendship.

Some players reportedly declined to attend the White House ceremony because they didn't want to be seen with Trump. Of course, he stayed home in 2015 as well, so who knows with that guy.

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The delegation was made up of Patriots players as well as the organization's personnel.

The Patriots organization, however, says that the photos are misleading.

New England has now visited the White House five times after winning the Lombardy Trophy.

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