Trump's Comments A Factor in Some Eagles' Decision to Skip Upcoming White House Visit

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Article below by Geoffrey C. Arnold at POTUS’ public feud with the NFL has been a staple throughout the season.  This feud is directly related to the decision of some the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles not to attend the upcoming visit.  This is clearly appropriate for sundry  Eagles to decline the invitation given that players like Malcolm Jenkins and Rodney McLeod protested during the anthem and thus were the “sons-a-bitches” to whom POTUS referred on September 22, 2017.  Though neither Eagle remained seated or knelt, but instead raised their fist during the anthem, the disparaging remarks were unacceptable.  

A few Philadelphia Eagles players have already stated they will not visit the White House if invited by President Donald Trump.  The Eagles defeated the New England Patriots Sunday in Super Bowl 52, winning their Super Bowl title in franchise history. Traditionally, the winning team makes a celebratory visit to the White House.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins, wide receiver Torrey Smith and defensive end Chris Long have all said they’ll skip the event if the Eagles are invited.  “Nah, I personally do not anticipate attending,” Jenkins said Monday morning on CNN’s “New Day” program.

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