White House visits become political litmus test for athletes

Trump calls off Eagles' White House visit - Article

US President Trump pulls invite to Super Bowl champions Philadelphia Eagles

I'm sure the Philadelphia Eagles players have their reasons for not wanting to attend a ceremony at the White House. It was up in the air and a decision was made. "The people love you ... thank you, honey". "It is what it is", the Eagles head coach said. "What you've seen and what you've heard is enough". 49ers player Eric Reid, writing in an op-ed, said the kneeling is meant to spotlight the issues of "systemic oppression against people of color, police brutality and the criminal justice system".

Trump had always been leery of the Eagles' planned visit to the White House, in part because the team's owner, Jeffrey Lurie, has been a Trump critic, and because several players have been vocal critics of the league's new policy that requires players to stand if they're on the field during the national anthem or else stay in the locker room.

That was as good as it got for Pederson, who flunked a pointed question about whether he was disappointed that more players weren't as excited to go to the White House as he was.

Those who planned on skipping the event at the White House included "most - if not all - of the black players", the outlet said. But I'm not going to speak for other teams.

Jenkins' comments come two days after the White House announced Monday night that the Eagles had been disinvited from a Super Bowl celebration hours before it was to take place. Chris Long donated his salary to charity and spoke out after violence erupted in his home town of Charlottesville, Va. "If he doesn't want to stand up for his players, that's not my business".

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"We're united. We're a team. I think Jeffrey's been supportive of our off-the-field stuff". Eagles Center Jason Kelce said the team has been trying to stay focused on winning another Super Bowl.

John Wagner is a national reporter who leads The Post's new breaking political news team. There are a lot of people that believe that he's not for the people or doing things that's right by the people. "We stand to honor our military and to honor our country, and to remember the fallen heroes who never made it back home".

If you tell the world you're not coming to my party, I will tell the world you're not invited. "You don't need to be out there, you can be in the locker room".

And as such, former White House photographer Pete Souza took the opportunity to troll Trump by posting a picture of his former boss, Barack Obama, yucking it up with New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski during their 2015 visit.

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