On the eve of their half-team visit to the White House, the Philadelphia Eagles were disinvited by President Donald Trump moments ago as the chief executive of the country issued the following statement:
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 4, 2018
Statement by the President
The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. 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. The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony – one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.
The NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo says the Eagles were planning to send less than 10 team representatives to the White House.
Details on why the Eagles made their decision to send a smaller contingent, leading to Trump pulling the plug on the visit. pic.twitter.com/k3Adv6LNZy
— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 4, 2018
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