On Wednesday, President Donald Trump welcomed the New England Patriots to the White House for the traditional Super Bowl victors celebration.
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Dozens of players showed up for the event, but at least six others opted to skip it because of their opposition to Trump.
Quarterback Tom Brady, a personal friend of the president, also didn't attend, but said he had unspecified “family matters” to attend to.
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Perhaps knowing the president can be a little sensitive about crowd sizes (*cough* INAUGURATION *cough cough*), the New York Times on Thursday shared this comparison of the last time the Pats visited the White House following their 2015 win.
The Times tweet went insanely viral, spurning a bunch of jokes inspired by how the White House responded to the last crowd size controversy.