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Trump Touts WH Events After Canceling Philadelphia Eagles Visit

Trump Touts WH Events After Canceling Philadelphia Eagles Visit

By    |   Tuesday, 05 June 2018 10:31 AM

President Donald Trump on Tuesday touted the White House’s events while continuing to attack the Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter the morning after he decided the cancel the traditional visit with the Super Bowl champions.

Trump suddenly called off the event, set for Tuesday, on Monday evening. White House officials told The New York Times that it was canceled because the vast majority of the team members planned on skipping the event, leaving fewer than 10 team members planning on attending.

Trump issued a statement attacking the Eagles and canceling the event, saying that there would instead be a "different type of ceremony" for the fans who had been already invited to celebrate with the team.

"The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow," Trump said in the statement, according to the Times. "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 military and the people of our country."

That night, Trump tweeted on the subject:

The next morning, he followed that tweet with a series touting the "many Championship team" that did come to the White House on previous occasions, and the "wonderful music" that would be playing later in the afternoon.

Former Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith, who left the team last March, denied in a tweet that any Eagles players knelt during the national anthem last season, which CBS News confirms, and said there are "so many lies" in the president’s statement. Smith also tweeted

He also blasted Trump for canceling the event when some people from the team still wanted to go.

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President Donald Trump on Tuesday touted the White House’s events while continuing to attack the Philadelphia Eagles on Twitter the morning after he decided the cancel the traditional visit with the Super Bowl champions.
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