“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated,”
Trump said in a “Statement by the President” issued by his press office.
Now why is President Trump saying this? Because only ten (10) players were going to attend.
In the meantime Philly mayor Jim Kenney countered Trump’s statement and said
“he is a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend.”
No Eagles players sat or kneeled during the national anthem during the regular 2017 football season. But several raised fists or locked arms in protests.
Former Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith — who caught five passes in the Super Bowl — said Trump’s statement included “so many lies.”
“Not many people were going to go,” Smith wrote.
Smith — who says his dad served more than 20 years in the Army — added: “The President continues to spread the false narrative that players are anti military.”