White House visit now political test for athletes

Trump calls off Eagles' White House visit - Article

Trump calls off Eagles' White House visit - Article

In the aftermath of President Donald Trump rescinding a White House invitation to the Super Bowl champions, journalists surrounded the player on Wednesday after a team workout. Coach Doug Pederson had met with the team recently to gauge what the feeling around the locker room might be.

That was his message on Wednesday to a voracious press as he steadfastly declined to entertain questions about President Donald Trump's cancellation of his team's visit to the White House after the team tried to pull a fast one on the chief executive.

"We just never got a text", Qualls said.

Her husband on Wednesday lashed out about the rumors, though he wrongly said the news media had reported them.

The White House's recent attacks on the Eagles and the National Football League as a whole indicate that this battle is far from over.

There was at least one common theme - a united front. In an interview on Fox business channel, Trump said, "Tweeting is like a typewriter - when I put it out, you put it immediately on your show". Jenkins stopped protesting during the national anthem after that partnership was forged. And that's what I think has been happening up until this point.

Berman noted that no Eagles players kneeled during the anthem previous year, but Conway asked to "unpack that separately". The Eagles, who didn't have any players kneel during the playing of the song past year, also opted not to issue any official response to the White House's Tuesday statement saying that they "decided to abandon their fans". "The people of our country love you", the president said.

"I hope to be in that situation and win two more games where we win a championship and obviously know what comes with that", said Curry.

He was also among the Eagles who had previously said they wouldn't attend a ceremony at the White House if invited.

"Our Union is disappointed in the decision by the White House to disinvite players from the Philadelphia Eagles from being recognized and celebrated by all Americans", the statement read.

This also isn't the first time an athlete has chosen not to visit the White House for political reasons (remember Tim Thomas?), but it is the first time (now second) a president has been so thin-skinned that he canceled the visit altogether. "It hasn't come up here, but I think I already have my mind made up". "If you don't go, you run the risk of branding yourself as not having enough respect for the office".

"That's weird. Trump is canceling events if a lot of people aren't showing up?"

"To me not going to the White House had nothing to do with the Anthem".

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