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Politics Trump calls off Eagles visit over anthem dispute

02:35  05 june  2018
02:35  05 june  2018 Source:   ap.org

Ex-Eagles WR Torrey Smith: Trump's cancellation 'a cowardly act'

  Ex-Eagles WR Torrey Smith: Trump's cancellation 'a cowardly act' Super Bowl champion wide receiver blasts president's decision to cancel Philadelphia Eagles' visit to the White House on eve of celebration.Some members of the Super Bowl champions weren't expected to attend the White House ceremony because of their differences with Trump's policies, but Smith took issue with Trump calling off the entire event, calling it "a cowardly act.

WASHINGTON (AP) — Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem .

Digging deeper into a culture war that he's repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem . Trump

U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the U.S. Coast Guard Change-of-Command Ceremony on June 1 at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington. © Olivier Douliery-Pool/Getty Images U.S. President Donald Trump participates in the U.S. Coast Guard Change-of-Command Ceremony on June 1 at the U.S. Coast Guard Headquarters in Washington. WASHINGTON (AP) -- President Donald Trump has called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday due to the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem.

Trump says in a statement that some members of the Super Bowl championship team "disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart."

Trump says the team wanted to send a smaller delegation, but fans who planned to attend "deserve better."

Philadelphia mayor blasts Trump as 'fragile egomaniac' after Eagles snub

  Philadelphia mayor blasts Trump as 'fragile egomaniac' after Eagles snub Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney (D) is slamming President Trump for disinviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House.In a statement on Monday, Kenney called Trump a "fragile egomaniac," saying that he was "afraid" to host the Super Bowl champions after some pla yers said they would boycott the visit."Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our President is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend," Kenney said in a statement.

stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit to the White House by the Philadelphia Eagles , citing the dispute over whether NFL players protesting racial injustice must stand during the playing of the national anthem . None of the Eagles took a knee during the anthem in 2017.

US President Trump called off a visit by the Eagles to the White House, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during Philadelphia Eagles ' Nick Foles holds up the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the NFL Super Bowl 52 football game against the New England Patriots, Sunday, Feb.

He says he'll instead be hosting "a different type of ceremony" with the U.S. Marine Band.

The NFL recently announced a new policy requiring players to stand for the anthem if they're on the field before a game. Trump had suggested players who kneel be fired.

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Eagles Fans Show Up to White House, Man Kneels During Anthem at Trump's America Celebration .
The White House disinvited the Eagles from their Super Bowl victory and held a "Celebration of America" ceremony instead on Tuesday afternoon. 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.

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