Trump calls off Eagles visit over anthem dispute

Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins continued his war of rhetoric with President Donald Trump over the national anthem protests on Wednesday.

Jenkins also posted photos of the signs on Twitter.

In response to Trump's allegations, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith noted an Eagles player did not kneel last season.

Jenkins at least had a plan.

The traveling party wasn't arrived at by taking a vote.

The first lady attended a White House event on Monday, her first public appearance since treatment last month for a "benign kidney condition".

"Sports are not a distraction from politics - they are politics by a different means", said University of Southern California sociologist Ben Carrington.

"I think winning a Super Bowl, a Stanley Cup, a World Series, an NBA Championship or a National Championship is way bigger than getting invited to the White House - especially with him in there, in my opinion". "I'm not discussing it". We respect our flag. It was up in the air and a decision was made.

Within minutes of when the White House announced their rescinding of the Eagles invitation to the White House Rep. Brendan Boyle tweeted "The @Eagles are still welcome to visit the US Capitol".

The Eagles were the first NFL team to win the Super Bowl following Trump's first public criticism of players' protest of the national anthem in September 2017. "Unfortunately, the Eagles offered to send only a tiny handful of representatives, while making clear that the vast majority of players would not attend the event, despite planning to be in D.C. today".

Pederson slammed himself into park when asked to comment on Sanders' accusation.

"It will be nice when we can just get back to normal in three years", Kerr said.

Pederson had been energetic facing the media at his morning presser, beginning it with sarcasm.

"Not many people were going to go", Smith said, and "no one refused to go simply because Trump "insists" folks stand for the anthem". "The procedure was successful, and there were no complications", White House Communications Director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement on May 14. That's how out of sorts he was.

During his Wednesday media session, the Eagles safety responded to questions by holding up a number of hand-written signs with various statements regarding social issues and describing the ways National Football League players have given back to their communities. Jenkins let his cards speak. And that's what I think has been happening up until this point.

"What Jeffrey Lurie does isn't my business", Long said.

"We're united. We're a team". Those guys are holding me accountable.

Several Eagles players ducked out early Wednesday.

In fact, on Monday Mrs. Trump did appear in public - sort of - for the first time since days before her hospitalization.

"I'm a great Eagles fan", Garrett said.

The second one gave the number of people shot and killed by police this year, and the sign pointed to the glaring statistical difference of African-American men in the U.S. population and the percentage of people killed by police who are black males.

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