UPDATE (8:54 p.m ET.): The Patriots responded to the contrast between the two photos Wednesday night with two incredible tweets.
And here’s a photo with the entire Patriots contigent at the White House.
ORIGINAL STORY: Since President Donald Trump took office in January, there has been a host of comparisons between him and his predecessor, Barack Obama.
And there was another opportunity for that Wednesday when the New England Patriots visited President Trump to celebrate their Super Bowl LI victory over the Atlanta Falcons.
The Patriots, of course, have been to a few championship celebrations at the White House, with their last visit coming in 2015 after their victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.
And their absence definitely was recognizable when compared to the number of players that chose to attend the celebration in 2015 with then-President Obama.
We guess there’s always next time for the absentee Patriots.
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