Trump "Disinvites" Eagles From The White House Even Though Only 10 Were Set To Attend
By: Anna Gibson
The NFL has become a friend to the political spotlight these past few weeks.
Most recently, The Philadelphia Eagles and many others are lashing out at Trump after he abruptly disinvited them to the White House late Monday in a tweet.
With a celebration in place at the White House to honor Eagles for their surprise win and success as a team, when it became apparent that many of the players were boycotting the event, Trump penned the unexpected tweet.
**Sidenote: none of the teams players kneeled during the National Anthem this past
Many were unhappy with the President's decision and had no problem tweeting their opinions right back to the president. Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney released a statement:
Also weighing in on their disappointment, NFL Players association expressed:
Unsurprisingly, Trump continued on the topic of the disinvited team in a series
tweet on Tuesday, on including that the National Anthem “will proudly be playing” and
“NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms.” During the White House press briefing, Sanders
moved the conversation off of Trump disinviting the team saying, The Eagles are the
ones that changed their commitment at the last minute." Trump replaced the Eagles' event with a "Celebration of America" event, designed to focus on patriotism.
Trump has riled up his base by continuously criticizing the NFL on the kneeling controversy that protests racism and even encouraged to boycott the organization until policy was changed. Last month, the NFL announced the players must stand during the national anthem or remain in the locker room.