Trump Rescinds White House Invite for Philadelphia Eagles Because They Disagree with 'Their President' About National Anthem Protests
President Donald Trump issued a statement rescinding his White House invitation to the Philadelphia Eagles because many of the players declined to attend over his feud with the NFL protests during the national anthem. Trump said since the full team can't be there because they disagree with "their President," he won't accept a smaller delegation of the players attending.
However, the fans are still been invited to attend — even though the players that they're fans of will be absent.
Read the full statement from the president below:
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.