Trump calls off Eagles' White House visit over anthem dispute


Trump has feuded with National Football League players over the past year, blasting on-field protests in which players sat or kneeled during the national anthem to protest racial bias in the USA criminal justice system amid accusations of excessive use of force against black people by police.

Linda Teberio, 53, of Fairview Twp., is an Eagles fan and Trump supporter.

The Philadelphia Eagles opted not to respond directly to United States president Donald Trump after their invite to the White House was revoked.

Philadelphia Eagles were supposed to be at the White House yesterday celebrating their Super Bowl win, but we can't even do that anymore.

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US President Donald Trump participates in the "Celebration of America" at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2018.

The president said Tuesday on the South Lawn that it's time to "explain why young Americans stand for our national anthem". Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. And America's our home and we love our home, and our country has never done better than it's doing right now.

Quarterback Carson Wentz said last month he planned to be at the White House, emphasizing the recognition of the Eagles' championship achievement rather than any political aspect of the team visit.

The White House also put out an official statement echoing Sanders' sentiments.

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The President also noted that numerous Eagles weren't planning to attend the White House ceremony. "In other words, the vast majority of the Eagles team chose to abandon their fans".

"He's basically making a very simple request that when the National Anthem is played at a sporting event, people stand, and people respect that and I know everybody saying but nobody need, nobody - they're obviously are some hurt feelings over the new policy".

Get our newsletter, Dear Penn, delivered to your inbox every weekday morning. At least one specifically cited the president's criticism of players who kneel.

Both James and Curry backed Hillary Clinton for the presidency when she ran against Trump in 2016. Brady also didn't make an appearance in 2017 and that reportedly made Trump angry.

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