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Politics Trump taunts NFL players: ‘No escaping to locker rooms’ during anthem at White House event

14:56  05 june  2018
14:56  05 june  2018 Source:   thehill.com

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President Trump taunted NFL players in a tweet early Tuesday, saying there would be no " escaping to locker rooms " when the national anthem is 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

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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 have had many Championship teams recently at the White House including the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Penguins, New England Patriots, Alabama and Clemson National Champions, and many others. National Anthem & more great music today at 3:00 P.M.," he said in a second tweet.

The president's tweet comes hours after he disinvited the Super Bowl champions the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House.

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President Trump continued to blitz the Philadelphia Eagles hours after he canceled a White House ceremony with the Super Bowl champions and taunted NFL Trump canceled the event after the Eagles said few than 10 players had committed to attending. NFL , no escaping to Locker Rooms ! ”

" NFL , no escaping to Locker Rooms !" he wrote in one tweet. Donald Trump rips NFL 's anthem policy in tweets: ' NFL , no escaping to Locker Rooms !' No Eagles players kneeled during the national anthem in 2017, though some have been supportive of the protests, which players involved

"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," Trump said in a statement.

"The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better," he continued.

The president said Eagles fans would still be invited to the White House to celebrate the team's win, and "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."

Trump has repeatedly railed against players who take a knee during the national anthem at games in an effort to protest social injustices in the U.S.

Various Eagles players, including Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long and Brandon Graham, said prior to the planned visit that they would not attend the reception at the White House.

The team released a statement on Tuesday after Trump's announcement.

"It has been incredibly thrilling to celebrate our first Super Bowl Championship. Watching the entire Eagles community come together has been an inspiration. We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received and we are looking forward to continuing our preparations for the 2018 season."

Tom Brady tells Oprah how Patriots handled national anthem controversy .
Patriots QB says team had several meetings about pregame protests and it came down to 'showing respect for everybody.'Unlike the Philadelphia Eagles, the Patriots didn't have any outspoken players who openly criticized the president or the NFL's national anthem policy.

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