President Trump cancelled a Thursday event to honor the 2018 Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles. The president refuses to honor anyone who won’t stand for the national anthem, especially at the White House. It’s hard to soar like an eagle, when your team acts like a bunch of turkeys.
President Trump stirred leftist outrage Monday evening when he abruptly canceled the Philadelphia Eagles visit to the White House.
In a statement, Trump made it clear that national anthem protests were at the heart of his decision.
“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow,” the statement began. “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.”
Rather than hosting the Super Bowl champs, Trump plans to honor military heroes instead. Not wanting to disappoint the 1000 Eagles fans planning to visit for the celebration, Trump invited them to attend the new event. An event that will “honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.”
Not wanting to disappoint the 1000 Eagles fans planning to visit for the celebration, Trump invited them to attend the new event. An event that will “honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.”
News of the cancellation came just hours after the president and First Lady Melania Trump hosted a reception for Gold Star families. The annual tradition marked the first public appearance by Mrs. Trump since her surgery last month.
Trump’s decision also comes amidst the controversial new national anthem policy issued by the NFL. The policy, believed to be inspired by Trump, prohibits players and team personnel from kneeling for the anthem. Players who object to standing may stay in the locker room.
In response to the new requirements, some team managers promised to pay fines for players who opt to protest on the field. Of course, they aren’t reacting to news of the canceled event any better.
Former Philadelphia Eagles Wide Receiver Torrey Smith suggested Trump lied about why he uninvited the team.
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