Less than 24 hours before the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles were set to visit the White House, President Donald Trump pulled their invitation, citing the Eagles protests during the National Anthem.

Trump invited Eagles fans to the White House to celebrate the team winning Super Bowl LII over the New England Patriots in January.

"[The Eagles] 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," Trump said in a statement Monday evening. "The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better."

Trump invited 1,000 Eagles fans to attend the celebration at 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."

Several Eagles players said they would not visit the White House in the hours after winning the super Bowl.

But some of the team had plans to go to the White House.

“I’m excited to be going to be honored as world champions. It’s a great honor,” head coach Doug Pederson said on May 17. “We’re still working through some logistics right now, so we don’t have all the details today, but excited to be going.”

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  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Of course this is another act of deflection by Trump because his former campaign manager is going to jail before his trail next month for witness tampering.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Fun fact: none of the Eagles kneeled last season.

  • Mec-One

    Uninvited them ...... right after they said they're not coming ...... yeah, that's how it goes

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Clearly Trump doesn't realize how small this makes him look.

    Anyway... kudos to all the black athletes who decided not to go the White House to be "honored" by this white supremacist president.

  • We Can Do This

    Can the word coon apply to this white man?

  • GuestSTAR

    Or very few players were planning on attending. Imagine that photo-Op.......Lol, Lol, Lol.

  • JENNYJONES1

    THIS IS JUST A MOVE TO SAVE FACE B/C HE HEARD HOW SMALL THE TURN OUT WAS GOING TO BE B/C SOOOO MANY OF THE PLAYERS OPTED OUT FROM COMING. NOOOO---BODY WAS FVCKING W/HIM ANYHOW SO IT'S NOT A BIG DEAL. LOL!!!!.........JENNY JONES!!!

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    ???

  • the guest

    I’m sure the Eagles are broken up inside and losing sleep over being disinvited. For trump or not for trump, everyone can agree this is the least prestigious White House in the history of US presidencies. There is no stateliness or prestige in a presidential invitation from trump. No one cares literally do not care. There was a time whether Republican or Democrat, you never refused a presidential invite and it was an awe inspiring honor regardless of difference in political affiliation. Not anymore.

  • Wreckognize Game

    Really?

  • abby500

    I’m sorry...what Eagle players knelt? None did...so wtf are you and Donny Dump talking about?

  • FukkFolks2018

    He is quickly making ALL Americans, all walks of life and backgrounds...hate him even if they voted for him...through football. Nice! Keep it UP. Go Donald go!

  • FukkFolks2018

    Chris Long is white. He was the first ones to say FOH to the reigning champions visit. Way before they even won. So hell hats off to all of em to me

  • Andrea Williams

    Okay so he uninvites someone that didn't intend to come anyway?

  • Meme

    1000 people he needs to stop with that I don't even think he had 1000 people at his sparse inauguration

  • the guest

    I like that. So they did it this year in protest and to mock trump. Very bold move Eagles,

  • Allihave2say

    For eight years the alt right white rights complained that Obama was the antichrist and making the white house ghetto. Trump is thee most ghetto president in US History. What will we get after him? This country is in shambles. White folks spend so much time trying to prove to the world that WE are the problems in America that they can't see the forest for the trees. They are killing folks int he streets w/o due cause to create panic, discord and a race war. They are getting fired from their jobs for voicing ignorant racist rhetoric. They are getting arrested for impeding justice and threatening black children, then crying at the trials, lol. They're on TMZ acting like they're getting reduced rent for rants. Ridiculousness. Trump has dragged America in the gutter.

  • Meme

    He's trying to safe face coz last year from what I recall people started to feign stomach ache and come up with all sorts of excuses to elude trump s invitation to the white house, a bit like what melani a is doing now

  • the guest

    Yes trump is the only ghetto, the least articulate, the least well written, the least well mannered, the least formal president. I have a question. Have the royal family hosted the trumps? I don’t think so. That is a statement. The royals loved the Obamas, they were class act.

  • Dun Dilly

    LOL!! Trump and 50 Cent the same dude.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I am talking about the season that just ended.

  • Solstice

    Mmm ? ……ok draft dodger. Where was all your patriotism from 1969-1973? ? (I believe that is when the selective service was implemented and the year in which it ended.) Nonetheless football visits and accolades should be very low priority. There are other things in OUR government that can use this attention…? https://uploads.disquscdn.com/images/46b4f0fd5424680666fe7298344dac0c0aa7c84fdccf4433425c0730f8b120a4.gif

  • Dun Dilly

    Y'all need to stop playing with all that PROTEST PORN! None of y'all are serious ...if you were, the NBA FINALS would be the best place to continue to protest Po PO antics on UNARMED Blk men. BLM is silent now cuz the DEMS don't need them.

  • Solstice

    Have the royal family hosted the trumps?
    ^^^^^^^
    ?? Ole Theresa May invited him without the Queen’s approval shortly after his election. ?? Needless to say, his “visit” on July 13th has been downgraded to a one day working visit. Not a state visit …where they roll out all the carpets, fixings and would get to meet the Royal family. ? No state visit has been set as of date… ??… please pass the crumpets… ??

  • the guest

    There won’t be a state visit either.

    I also think Harry and Meghan didn’t invite Obamas to their wedding because they didn’t want the trumps there. Protocol dictates to invite the Obamas meant they would have to invite the sitting president. Sure, supposedly the royals can’t have “political”guests at weddings but truth is if trump wasn’t president, the Obamas would have been at that wedding. Imagine trump is so repugnant to the point the Obamas invite was witheld to justify excluding trump.

  • the guest

    So why is trump scapegoating them?

  • Solstice

    I completely agree!! I was surprised though that ole Theresa May was not invited to Royal wedding either ?

  • Savoy7

    LOL. The wacky a doodled cancelled the event because only 10 members of the team & staff was coming. Now that’s embarrassing. Who the heck does he think he is fooling? LOL

  • Elevated Soul

    President Trump was right to rescind the invitation to that team.He was right not to let them bring that mess there....The Alt-Left need to grasp that everyone is not going to go along with their racist and hateful tactics.

    These spoiled athletes need to learn to respect the military.They thought they would be going to the WhiteHouse with that protesting nonsense.They don't even know what they're protesting.If they were really "bout it",they wouldn't show up for work but they want and need that money,which is why they come off as "fake". Many say they are protesting police brutality and that "Black Lives Matters" yet where is the protest for Blacks who murder Blacks? Many Alt-Left zombies dismiss Black on Black crime as if it's not relevant but I beg to differ.

    It's not by accident that Media aka Fake News only report when the police kill Black people.More Whites have been killed by the police but you will NEVER see their cases because it doesn't fit the narrative.

    Some say they are kneeling for Kaepernick because the OWNERS of NFL teams have not HIRED him to be a part of THEIR business...

  • Cannelle

    That's all he knows how to do. Deflect and lie. Oh, and beat people out of money, how could I forget that.

  • Wayup!

    ??????
    Please don't talk about that..???
    You know how sensitive he gets..?????

  • Wayup!

    Right.. like I know you are but what am III?????

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Because he is rallying his base to go out and vote in November.

  • jeniefrumdabloc™

    T's. .... ????

  • Meme

    ??

  • what?why

    President Trump is 100% correct. The NFL organization needs to make it a part of the players contract - LIKE THE MBL. Easy. Ridiculous game playing … in more ways than one.

  • IAINTMADATCHA

    The Eagles didn't even kneel during the season! Sheesh, this man is the biggest asshole.

  • Kemi

    Where was the patriotism during Vietnam? But golfing every weekend is quite fine...so petty! One of the classic characteristics of a narcissist..

  • BadAss Will

    That's a nasty old bad body man. No matter if only one wanted to show up why would you deny him a yearly tradition. Asshole then to go on an insult them like a angry toddler being mad cause he can't get his way smh idiot ??

  • HoneyyGoodMoneyy_

    i wonder if this will keep Eagles up all night tossin & turnin ..

  • Trace da Ace

    LMAO!!! Dump...sit your flabby ass down...only about 10 of them (and that is stretching) was going to come anyways...and I bet the 10 did not even kneel..soo.....and also who wants to meet the orange ape anyways??? So...no feelings hurt on Pa side anyways....

  • Dowoop

    You don't need an invite to visit the white house. This president isnt exactly an honour to be seen with. They should do the regular tour at the same time just to stick it to him.

  • Doink_Ahanahue

    "“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."
    ________________________________________________________

    Excuse me, but isn't that Memorial Day? Wasn't that a week or two ago? This wasn't about the Anthem, war heroes, etc. It was about the team that won the Super Bowl. Too much Tomfoolery in this workd

  • Kayke

    Them and the fans were inviting after they protested, so this make no sense. Its more like they weren't coming anyway and the empty room with just the coach wouldn't have made a good photo op.

  • Simone

    After only 10 of them out of the whole team would attend.
    LMAO

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld

    Um only 9 players agreed to go...the rest was like foh...

  • sunni_daze

    1600 is a laughing stock. It represents nothing but the lowest of the low human beings and an adult romper room administration, why would anyone want to visit.

  • Logan Roberts

    Trump wouldn't know the truth if it slapped him in the face.

  • TMW

    I read10 people total from the Eagles organization we’re planning to go.

  • hi-liter

    Sad thing is none of the Eagles players ever kneeled during the games. After the owners have come up with the BS rules to appease the asshole Pres and he still wants to complain about them staying in the locker room. He’s a piece of shat that’s full of the same.

  • hi-liter

    Right, none of them.

  • hi-liter

    He bettter as he goes home to an African Queen.

  • Vonn

    The Eagles already had a huge celebration at their parade. There's nothing that angry orange could do to top that. It's only an honor to visit the white house when someone honorable is in office. Donnie is trash.

  • Vonn

    Yup. All he cares about is appearances. He'll do & say anything to "look" good & save face. He's a fraud.

  • Candance

    Trump is so mislead and so stupid. Does he understand anything?????

  • Kayke

    Because he is considering not wanting to meet him as being unpatriotic lol. His claim is that they stayed in the locker room while the anthem played.

  • Readytochokemothernatureout

    His ever expanding arse is trying to save one of those faces.

  • Enoughsaid2020

    Sorry President Combover, they were not going to the White House anyway, that came before your disinvite. Mr. Schultzs for President!
    SMH!

  • Dee Dup

    Not a single member of the Eagles kneeled during the anthem this year but of course Trump supporters dont bother with facts. He tweets it so it must be true right Sandra

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I think you meant the MLB.
    So it's ok for Trump to politicize this even though he is mischaracterizing the meaning of the protests and even got the fact that no Eagles player kneeled last season, wrong?
    But again I guess facts never bother Trump supporters.

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    I can't believe Howie Long's son married a black female.
    I always thought he was a racist. Oh well

  • rodt

    the only team that didnt kneel lol