This past Wednesday, the New England Patriots visited the White House as a part of the traditional festivities following their recent Super Bowl win.
That visit, however, was marked by the fact that a number of players boycotted the gathering as a measure of protest against the Trump administration.
The New York Times attempted to highlight this on Twitter via posting a side by side image comparison of the crowd of footballers who showed up to the Patriots 2015 White House visit versus those who showed up to the Patriots 2017 visit.
The problem is that the images aren’t technically comparable, with them having been taken at different points in the ceremonies, when the crowds in 2017 simply weren’t in the same place as they were in 2015. It’s not that that many people weren’t there.
Well, President Trump took to Twitter to revel like some demented boyfriend in the fact that the NYT was finally proven at least somewhat wrong about something.
He wrote, “Failing
@nytimes, which has been calling me wrong for two years, just got caught in a big lie concerning New England Patriots visit to W.H.”
The problem is that just because the NYT misrepresented one photo once, that doesn’t mean that the publication’s manifold criticisms of the Trump administration are invalidated.
Jules Suzdatlsev pointed this out in the comments section of Trump’s tweet, writing, “Compared to all the BIG LIES they’ve caught you in, I’d say you’re on thin ice with this one.”
He posted an epic list of “BIG LIES” that the NYT has caught Trump in, which you can check out below:
- “Largest inauguration ever”
- “Failing New York Times”
- “Most electoral votes since Reagan”
- “No ties to Russia, never met Vladimir Putin”
- “Obama personally wiretapped me before the election”
- “Millions of illegal votes”
- “Repeal and replace Obamacare immediately”
- “It’s not a ban on Muslims”
He finished off the list by writing, “And maybe your biggest lie of all — ‘Make America Great Again.'”