June 04, 2018
On May 17, Donald Trump invited the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House. Two and a half weeks later, he released a statement, rescinding that invitation on the premise that the team in full was not attending.
Here is the official statement:
NEW: Trump issues this statement about the Philadelphia Eagles' visit tomorrow: pic.twitter.com/sYNltyFF7r— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) June 4, 2018
As you can see above, Trump will instead use the United State Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus as pawns in some laughable display of faux patriotism that morons will eat up with a spoon.
Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey and Congressman Brendan Boyle gave the Eagles an alternate invite shortly after news broke.
I’m proud of what the @Eagles accomplished this year. I’m skipping this political stunt at the White House and just invited the Eagles to Congress. @Eagles How about a tour of the Capitol? https://t.co/niWR7zkSYx— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) June 4, 2018
Update: The Eagles have released a statement. They chose not to even mention Trump, or the rescinded invite. Bravo.
Aaaaaaaand now Trump has spoken about "The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team."
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018