President Donald Trump released a statement about the Philadelphia Eagles’ planned visit to the White House on Tuesday, uninviting the Super Bowl champions.
President Donald Trump released a statement about the Philadelphia Eagles’ planned visit to the White House on Tuesday, uninviting the Super Bowl champions on Monday evening.
Here’s the full statement:
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.
When the Eagles first won Super Bowl LII, Malcolm Jenkins, Torrey Smith and Chris Long immediately stated they had no intentions of making the trip to the White House.
Last month, when the team announced it was planning on making the trip June 5, quarterback Carson Wentz said he planned on going if most of his teammates were going to go and add that he didn’t see it is a political matter.