Trump Cancels Philadelphia Eagles’ White House Visit

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The White House on Monday canceled the scheduled visit of the Philadelphia Eagles. The Super Bowl champions were expected to visit the White House and celebrate their victory with President Donald Trump on Tuesday, but in a statement Monday night, the president said the team was “unable to attend” and cited players’ decisions to kneel for the national anthem in protest of police brutality.

“They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country,” Trump said. “The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.” The president said the White House would still hold a ceremony to “honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.”

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  1. In other words, President Trump is punishing the innocent – the Eagle’s players who wanted to attend – because of the actions of a few of their teammates? Bad move and terribly unfair to all the players who wanted to have a once-in-a-lifetime chance to meet the President at the White House.

    • “Trump canceled the event Tuesday night after the Eagles said fewer than 10 players had committed to attending.”
      Based on this info (courtesy NYPost) I withdraw my previous comment. I wouldn’t expect any president to host a meet-and-greet with a sports team where fewer than 20% of the players attend while the rest stay away in an intentional boycott. It’s still a shame for those players who would’ve liked to attend, but they can blame their teammates, not President Trump.

  2. The cometition of a football game now pales in comparison to watching the president slug it out daily with the sore losers, the media, and the swamp.

  3. Mr Mayor of Philadelphia – IT IS EMBARRASSING TO AMERICA that you are the Mayor of the city that has the BIG AMERICAN BELL OF FREEDOM and you talk about the American President like that.

    If someone doesn’t stand up to the National anthem of America they deserve it.

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