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PHILADELPHIA EAGLES WHITE HOUSE VISIT IS OFF ... Trump Suggests He Pulled the Plug
TMZ ^ | Jun 4, 2018 | staff

Posted on 06/04/2018 4:17:55 PM PDT by Eddie01

Donald Trump has announced the plans for the Philadelphia Eagles to visit the White House to celebrate the Super Bowl victory is officially OFF ... and POTUS is making it seem like it was his decision.

Instead, Trump says he will still have the United States Marine Band and the United Army Chorus playing the national anthem at 1600 Pennsylvania ... while he stands proudly and watches.

The team was scheduled to visit on Tuesday ... without several key members from the team who opted out as a way to protest Trump's stance on the national anthem.

But Trump says the "smaller delegation" of players who accepted the invite are no longer coming because "the fans deserve better."

"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 country."

"The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fan 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 Army Chorus to celebrate America."


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Pennsylvania
KEYWORDS: eagles; maga; nationalanthem; nfl; nflsucks; njhellhole; pennsylvania; philadelphia; philadelphiaeagles; stillwatching; visit; winning
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1 posted on 06/04/2018 4:17:56 PM PDT by Eddie01
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“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.”

nice


2 posted on 06/04/2018 4:19:42 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( Build Kate's Wall)
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To: Eddie01

Screw these guys, NFL f***ing sucks anyway.


3 posted on 06/04/2018 4:20:02 PM PDT by Rogue Christian
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To: All

Nice going, Donald.


4 posted on 06/04/2018 4:20:38 PM PDT by Liz ( (Our side has 8 trillion bullets;the other side doesn't know which bathroom to use.))
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To: Eddie01

Its the Eagles’ loss.

The President won’t reward kneelers with a photo op.


5 posted on 06/04/2018 4:21:03 PM PDT by goldstategop (In Memory Of A Dearly Beloved Friend Who Lives In My Heart Forever)
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To: Eddie01

What a despicable embarrassment for the Eagles.


6 posted on 06/04/2018 4:21:53 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: Eddie01

Good. The President will spend that time doing something else good for America.

DJT sure messes with Liberals empty heads. Lol


7 posted on 06/04/2018 4:21:59 PM PDT by laplata (Liberals/Progressives have diseased minds.)
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To: Eddie01

Bet the fans will be far more thrilled to meet the leader of the free world.

Note to the NFL: Keep digging.


8 posted on 06/04/2018 4:22:04 PM PDT by mewzilla (Has the FBI been spying on members of Congress?)
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To: Eddie01

Good call. Time to make it permanent!


9 posted on 06/04/2018 4:22:20 PM PDT by DakotaGator (Weep for the lost Republic! And keep your powder dry!!)
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To: mewzilla

NFL = Not For Long.


10 posted on 06/04/2018 4:22:48 PM PDT by Williams (Stop tolerating the intolerant.)
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To: Eddie01

Slow motion flushing of the NFL down the commode.


11 posted on 06/04/2018 4:23:47 PM PDT by VideoDoctor
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To: Eddie01

Could maybe add a few military heroes to the event, and recognize their achievements.


12 posted on 06/04/2018 4:23:47 PM PDT by Defiant (I may be deplorable, but I'm not getting in that basket.)
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To: Eddie01

Fug the Igles!


13 posted on 06/04/2018 4:23:56 PM PDT by Road Warrior 04 (Molon Labe! Oathkeeper)
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To: Eddie01

America loves sports and fans expect the teams they love to love America back. Those that do, get presidential invites when they become champs. Those that don’t can sit on the sidelines while the fans get the invites instead.


14 posted on 06/04/2018 4:25:20 PM PDT by zencycler
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To: Eddie01

I had a couple of discussions with more liberal people about the anthem protests.

In the discussions, I concede the point that the players have freedom of speech and all of that. But I also told these people that, #1, at most places of employment you can’t just make political statements like that, and #2, if the issue is that the players think something is wrong with this country, then nobody would ever stand for the anthem, because almost everyone thinks there are certain things wrong with this country.

And I told them I think there are some things wrong with this country but I still stand proudly for the anthem. The liberal takes I spoke to had no comeback for that.

Just wanted to put my two cents in on this issue. And see if anyone else sees my point. Because if we speak also concede that the players think things are wrong with this country, all of us think there are things wrong with this country. So then why do the players views of what’s wrong with this country somehow take priority over the rest of us, and our opinions?


15 posted on 06/04/2018 4:25:27 PM PDT by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Defiant

I’m speculating a couple of the players who love their country show up anyway to stand with the fans.


16 posted on 06/04/2018 4:26:00 PM PDT by Eddie01
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To: goldstategop

Hopefully it will be a long,long,long,long time before any Eagles need to worry about visiting the White House....


17 posted on 06/04/2018 4:29:23 PM PDT by Kozak (DIVERSITY+PROXIMITY=CONFLICT)
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To: Williams

National Felon League


18 posted on 06/04/2018 4:30:02 PM PDT by kabar
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To: Eddie01

Good decision, Mr. President!

Football is supposed to be a team sport but it looks like a good number of Eagles players think it’s all about individuals and don’t give a whit about the team or the fans that support them. Screw them!


19 posted on 06/04/2018 4:30:15 PM PDT by jazusamo (Have YOU Donated to Keep Free Republic Up and Running?)
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To: Eddie01

The Eagles are a bunch of deplorables anyway.


20 posted on 06/04/2018 4:30:25 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum (<img src="http://i.imgur.com/WukZwJP.gif" width=600>https://i.imgur.com/zXSEP5Z.gif)
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