President Trump Rescinds Invitation To Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles

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Eagles Uninvited to the White House

And Philadelphia players criticized the NFL's new policy that requires them to stand during the national anthem if they're on the field. "Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!"

We all know why he canceled the visit - Trump didn't want to be embarrassed by a small turnout of players - and I certainly can't blame him for that. A source close to the players told CBS News that fewer than 10 players committed the attending the White House event.

The White House held an alternate ceremony without the Eagles, which focused on patriotism rather than the Super Bowl winners.

Last September, the possibility of a White House visit for the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors broke down after Trump took issue with star guard Stephen Curry saying he would not attend a celebration. One former senior administration official described a chaotic scene unfolding over the heartlands of America, as Trump flew back from an event in Wisconsin.

However, while the crowd seemed much smaller than the 1,000 the White House said were scheduled to attend, some people on Twitter suspected the people who actually showed up may not have been the die-hard fans you might expect.

The Eagles did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

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It looks like the younger generation of Americans are also getting comfortable sliding and grinding on the dirt. Like, I have just slowly kind of gained momentum. "I don't know that I would call the hard road", Murray said.

Fox News has come under fire for using a misleading photo of several Eagles players during a story about the team's visit to the White House, which was called off, reported the Washington Post. The President has claimed credit for the player's unemployment.

Trump did not mention the Eagles.

"That's weird. Trump is canceling events if a lot of people aren't showing up?" It could very well likely end up being just dozens of staffers, a source noted.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders says it was the Philadelphia Eagles, not President Donald Trump, "who changed their commitment at the last minute" to a White House Super Bowl celebration.

Last month, the National Football League announced it will allow players to remain in the locker room while the anthem plays but will fine players and other personnel on the field who "do not stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem".

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