Updated: 11 pm
The eagles do not come to the White House after all. They have become disinvited.
Less than 24 hours before the Super Bowl masters sat to visit the White House for a glorious photo opportunity, President Donald Trump has canceled his invitation with the following statement:
"Philadelphia Eagles Can not Get To The White House With Its Full Law who are celebrating tomorrow. They do not agree with their president because he insists that they proudly face the public talks, hand in heart, to honor the great men and women of our military and our people.
"The eagles would send a smaller delegation, but the 1
A couple of hours later, the eagles responded with a statement (more about this) :
"It has been incredibly exciting to celebrate our first Super Bowl Championship. Looking at the entire Eagles community that came together has been an inspiration. We are really grateful for all the support we have received and we look forward to continuing our preparations for the 2018 season. "
On Monday evening, the president repeated his position in a tweet:
Philadelphia Eagles football team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a few players decided to come and we canceled the event. Staying in the locker room to play our folklore is Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
In planning until the trip, several remarkable eagles, including Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and Brandon Graham said, that they were not going to attend the White House visit. The team planned to let their individual players decide if they wanted to attend the White House visit, which was supposed to be just a part of their trip to Washington DC. The Eagles probably thought others parts of the trip. 19659003] At least some of the stocks looked forward to visiting the White House.
"I'm glad to be honored as world champion. It is a great honor, says boss Doug Pederson on May 17th. "We are still working through some logistics right now, so we do not have all the details today, but happy to go."
Jenkins, despite the fact that he did not want to go to the White House, said he would not destroy the experience of others. Among them was apparently quarterback Carson Wentz, who said he would attend if his other teammates would go.
"I think it's just a cool way to make your country national and get recognized," said Wentz on May 22. personally do not see it – I know some people are doing it and everyone has their opinion about it – but I do not see it as a political matter at all. I do not bother with politics very often. "
Owner's owner Jeff Lurie is considered to be one of the more liberal owners of the NFL. He gave money to Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign and told Trump's presidency" disastrous "in a closed door meeting. When asked about the possibility that a vithus would visit the owners In March, Lurie would not talk about it.
The first time the eagles admitted the visit to the White House was in April when they said they were working through the logistics of a trip to Washington where they hoped for an "opportunity to engage in a productive dialogue with the country's leader. "
Turning in front of this repeated invitation is the president's strong position against demonstrations during the national anthem. In fact, it is precisely the reason for the withdrawal. All eagle players were in the national anthem last season. Jenkins has been one of the most prominent the talents – he raised his fist – but ended his demonstration last year when NFL and his players coalition helped to create an agreement that pledged $ 90 million against social justice issues.
But earlier this offseason, NFL passed a new rule aimed at eliminating protests during the anthem completely and backlash has followed.
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