Trump taunts NFL players: ‘No escaping to locker rooms’ during anthem at White House event
President Trump taunted NFL players in a tweet, saying they would not be able to sit in locker rooms during the national anthem at a White House event on Tuesday. "We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus. Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!" Trump tweeted.We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus.
The White House disinvited the Eagles from their Super Bowl victory and held a " Celebration of America " ceremony instead on Tuesday afternoon. A few wore Eagles jerseys and hats, while another fan kneeled during the playing of the national anthem . Whether or not the fans in
WASHINGTON — President Trump abruptly called off the White House celebration honoring the Super Bowl-champion Philadelphia Eagles after nearly all of the players and coaches said they would boycott the visit after the president’ s demands that players stand during the national anthem at games.
The White Housefrom their Super Bowl victory and held a "Celebration of America" ceremony instead on Tuesday afternoon. Eagles fans still came out in support of their team.
Despite the Eagles' absence, a handful of fans came to the celebration at the White House. A few wore Eagles jerseys and hats, while another fan kneeled during the playing of the national anthem. Whether or not the fans in attendance knew much about the Eagles seems to be up in the air.
I’ve asked 6 of the “fans” at the White House who was thequarterback during the super bowl. Not ONE person knew.
Former Eagles player: Obama should invite players over for a BBQ instead
Former Philadelphia Eagles player Cris Carter said in a tweet on Monday that former President Obama should invite the team over for a barbecue after President Trump disinvited the players from visiting the White House. "President Obama should invite the Eagles to his house for a barbecue," Carter said in a tweet."President Obama should invite the Eagles to his house for a barbecue," Carter said in a tweet.— Tim Furlong (@tfurlong)
President Donald Trump had disinvited the Eagles to the White House after most of the team decided not to visit for a planned celebration of their Super Bowl victory. At least two men knelt on the White House lawn during the playing of the national anthem during a celebration of " America " there.
A man was seen kneeling while the national anthem played during a White House ceremony organized by President Trump after he disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from the traditional The unidentified man was spotted kneeling during national anthem at Trump ’ s “ Celebration of America .”
Not exactly sure who these— Tim Furlong (@tfurlong) “fans” are but I have counted exactly one item of clothing with an eagles logo on it at the White House.
The “thousands” of people on hand for the “Celebration of America” includes, by my count, one— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) hat
Scratch that. One— Jamie Apody (@JamieApody) hat and one jersey
Whilewas having his party for himself after the didn't want to go to see him, one of the fans who was invited to the White House took a knee during the National Anthem in front of Trump.
The Latest: Trump holds 'patriotism' event without Eagles
President Donald Trump has held a "patriotism" event at the White House in lieu of a Super Bowl celebration for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles that he canceled. The president said Tuesday that it's time to "explain why young Americans stand for our national anthem." Trump sang along to "The Star-Spangled Banner" and "God Bless America" during a brief ceremony that included the U.S. Marine Band and Army chorus. Late Monday, Trump nixed the Eagles' visit because of the anticipated low turnout. The president says that the nation needs to remember the "fallen heroes" and that the country stands together "for freedom, we stand together for patri— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman)
A man took a knee during the national anthem at the "A Celebration of America " event that was held in place after President Trump canceled the Philadelphia Eagles ' White House Super Bowl ceremony. Credit: Carina Bergfeldt/SVT via Twitter and AP.
“The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better,” Trump said in a statement. Jounalists from Denmark and Sweden captured one unidentified man in a white shirt kneeling during the anthem .
At The White House. One guy in the audience took a knee during the national anthem at President Trumps celebration of America no Eagles event. Left right after - didn’t wanna talk— Jesper Zølck (@zolckTv2)
The next chapter in the WH v Eagles drama...who were those people on the South Lawn for the "Celebration of America" event? Were they Eagles fans? From Philly?— Karen Travers (@karentravers) reports many had WH badges tucked into jackets & shirts
The "Celebration of America" was held to celebrate the national anthem and honor America. Trump sang the anthem in front of the crowd with the military band.
We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus. Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump)
It was reported that fewer than 10 Eagles players were planning on attending the team's White House visit on Tuesday.
Majority of Americans say NFL players who kneel during the anthem are 'not unpatriotic' .
A majority of Americans, by a 58% to 35% margin, believe NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem in protest are "not unpatriotic," according to a new Quinnipiac University poll released Thursday. By a 53-to-43% margin, Americans say professional athletes have the right to protest on the playing field, though 51% of voters said they support the NFL's new policy requiring players to stand. The poll also found that there was a partisan split, with 70% of Republican voters saying taking a knee was unpatriotic, while only 11% of Democratic voters agreed.