Earlier this week, popular vote loser Donald Trump decided to disinvite the current Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles from their White House visit, saying the following:
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 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.
OK. Well, most of that, and I know this will be shocking to you, is a blatant lie.
Care to guess how many Eagles players from the Super Bowl roster knelt during the National Anthem the entire 2017 season? Zero. None. Not a single one. (There was one guy during the preseason, but he did not make the official roster of the team)
The real reason Trump canceled their celebration was because over the half the team wasn’t coming because they don’t want to meet Donald Trump. They don’t like him. They don’t like what he stands for, which is perfectly within their rights.
Here’s the response from the NFL Players Association:
You know it bad when conservative outlets like The Daily Wire are saying the following about Trump:
This will also be shocking, I’m sure, but Fox News used the situation to promote their agenda full of lies as well:
This is largely nonsense from beginning to end. Not one player on the Super Bowl-winning Eagles team knelt for the anthem or stayed in the locker room the entire season. Not one. Many of them didn’t want to show up because they don’t like Trump personally or oppose his policies, but to suggest that they also oppose the anthem is sheer demagoguery.
Fox News, on the other hand, ran a segment showing pictures of various Eagles kneeling – but they were actually kneeling in prayer. The Daily Wire called this move by Fox News “fake news”, which is exactly what it was.
As you can see here, the Tweet has been removed from the Fox News account after they got slammed for the smear on the Eagles players.
Oh, and that Celebrate America Celebration Trump held instead…yeah, it didn’t go all that well.
First, Trump was caught on camera clearly and hilariously not knowing the words to “God Bless America.”
Second, this awesome guy was in attendance and knelt during the national anthem:
This Trump vs. NFL war is getting old. It’s clearly just a distraction from Trump’s escalating legal woes.