President Trump isn’t letting the NFL kneeling controversy go. And why should he? The League already backed down and announced that starting next season it will no longer condone players disrespecting our National Anthem. (RELATED: NFL’s New National Anthem Policy Is a Win For Trump).
Today, the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were set to visit the White House. But, instead of coming as a full team to receive such an honor, many on the team decided not to come, prompting Trump to rescind their invitation. Instead, the President will celebrate our country with a very special ceremony. (RELATED: Trump Cancels Super Bowl Champion Eagles’ Visit – Taunts NFL Players for Kneeling During National Anthem).
We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus. Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
The team shot back at Trump with its own subtle message shortly after being disinvited:
— Philadelphia Eagles (@Eagles) June 5, 2018
The mayor of Philadelphia, who had absolutely nothing to do with the Super Bowl win, also felt the need to needle Trump:
I’m proud of the Eagles on & off the field. Our players represent the diversity of our nation—a nation where we’re free to express our opinions. Disinviting them only proves the President is not a true patriot.
City Hall is always open for a celebration. https://t.co/kU7LZkBNin
— Jim Kenney (@PhillyMayor) June 5, 2018
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It’s well known that the owner of the Eagles is no fan of the President himself, previously describing Trump’s presidency as “disastrous.”
Now, Eagles fans are weighing in on the controversy. And, to no one’s surprise, many are siding with President Trump and his defense of national pride. Take a look at Eagles fans who are sticking by the President:
Yeah but Trump is the bad guy. They were trying to embarrass him. I’m a big eagles fan yet I totally support the president on this one
— Glenn Master (@Gman1220) June 5, 2018
— Lisa Hudson (@LHudson) June 5, 2018
As a longtime Eagles fan, today I am ashamed of this team. I am not sure that I can support them or the misguided NFL any longer. I fully support your decision to dis-invite them, and appreciate your stand on our National Anthem.
— Anthony M. Rossii (@AnthonyMRossii1) June 5, 2018
Hey @Eagles …next time come to White House and have a conversation with @realDonaldTrump rather then a boycott..Public sides with Anthem & Patriotism over @NfL pays the price @foxandfriends what do I u think?
— Brian Kilmeade (@kilmeade) June 5, 2018
@Eagles @realDonaldTrump Disgraceful. As a third generation avid Eagles fan, the Super Bowl Championship was a thrill of a life time. I can no longer support a team that does not support our Country and the President. Activism should occur OFF the field. Loss of many fans.
— AlwaysHopeful (@ProudMomxxxx) June 5, 2018
Trump taunts NFL players: I have been an Phila. Eagles fan for 58 years and was extremely proud of that team’s SB win this year. However I fully support the Prez in this decision. In what other country can so many go from poverty to wealth for playing a game. This is a disgrace.
— richard fitzcharles (@richardfitzchar) June 5, 2018
Fans are not pleased by the disrespect shown to both the President and to the country. And why should they be? Without America, there is no NFL. Pride in one’s country should come before any sport.
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