Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

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President Donald Trump was angry over a recent New York Times tweet that insinuated there were fewer members of the New England Patriots attending the presidential reception for the Super Bowl champions than in 2015. The Times' tweet was incorrect - because not all the attendees participated in the group photo the writer used for comparison.

Perhaps this misunderstanding would not have occurred if Mr. Trump hadn't recently changed the policy on divulging to the public just who visits him in the White House. The citizens of the United States are Donald Trump's employer, and therefore we have every right to know who he is meeting with. In an instance like this, with athletes being feted for their accomplishments, it is of little apparent concern who attended. In most other cases, it truly does matter who has access to the president: especially since Mr. …

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