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President Donald Trump holds up a New England Patriots jersey presented to him by Patriots owner Robert Kraft, right, and head coach Bill Belichick during a ceremony on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, where the president honored the Super Bowl Champion New England Patriots for their Super Bowl LI victory. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh)

Trump and the Patriots teamed up to criticize NYT coverage of the White House visit

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After the New England Patriots visited the White House on Wednesday to celebrate their Super Bowl win, the team called out what it called misleading photos from The New York Times. Now President Trump has weighed in. 

Trump is a personal friend of both Tom Brady and Patriots owner Robert Kraft. He has also repeatedly criticized the Times for what he calls unfair and biased coverage.

Here's his tweet on the recent controversy.

Here's the NYT tweet that started the controversy.

The Patriots responded with a fact check.

According to Patriots spokesperson Stacey James, roughly 34 players attended Trump's White House celebrations. That's a similar turnout to President George W. Bush's Super Bowl party in 2004 and 2005. 

However, James contended that the size of the delegation has roughly stayed more or less the same for each trip to the White House, but some ceremonies included support staff, making the turnout look bigger.

The Times later sent out an updated tweet to clarify the numbers.

New England Patriots' Tom Brady walks off the field after throwing an interception, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

New England Patriots' Tom Brady walks off the field after throwing an interception, during the first half of the NFL Super Bowl 51 football game against the Atlanta Falcons, Sunday, Feb. 5, 2017, in Houston. (AP Photo/Darron Cummings)

Even those who did not attend did not all do so for political reasons (though some did). Brady skipped the ceremony for a "family matter," and wide receiver Danny Amendola had a funeral to attend.

Trump thanked the team for its visit from his official @POTUS account.

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