Trump Attacks NY Times Again, This Time Over Photo of Patriots Visit

POTUS says the paper was “caught in a big lie”

Last Updated: April 20, 2017 @ 2:49 PM

President Trump took to Twitter to attack the New York Times, again, on Thursday over a photo the paper tweeted of the New England Patriots’ trip to the White House. The president said the Times got caught in a “big lie” and reiterated his feelings that the paper treats him unfairly.


Some Patriots skipped Wednesday’s visit to the White House for political reasons — star quarterback Tom Brady cited “personal family matters.” The Times tweeted out a photo that made it appear more members of the team showed up the last time they won the Super Bowl in 2015.

The Patriots came to Trump’s defense, tweeting that the photos “lack context” and non-players were seated, as opposed to standing.

The Times later added a correction to its article on the Patriots’ White House Trip, noting the photo comparison had been removed from the story:

“An earlier version of this article included photos comparing the size of the Patriots’ gathering at the White House in 2015 and the gathering on Wednesday,” read the correction. “The photo from Wednesday only showed players and coaches; the 2015 photo showed players, coaches and support staff and has been removed.”