The Philadelphia Eagles were scheduled to commemorate their Super Bowl victory by visiting the White House today, but there was a change of plans when Donald Trump once again proved he has skin made of tissue paper when he rescinded the invitation after learning a sizeable chunk of players had decided they’d rather spend their time and doing literally anything else than visit Donald Trump in the White House.
Whoever writes Trump’s press releases used last season’s national anthem protests to justify the decision and decided it would be a good idea to paint members of the team as disrespectful and unpatriotic despite the fact that literally no one on the Eagles took a knee during the anthem last year. I guess if we’ve learned anything recently, it’s that facts are super overrated.
This isn’t the first time Trump has taken his toys and gone home after being slighted by a championship team. When Steph Curry hinted the Warriors wouldn’t make a trip to Washington, D.C. last year, Trump announced he had “uninvited” them from visiting the White House despite never inviting them in the first place. The move resulted in the “stick to sports” crowd flocking angrily to their keyboards after LeBron James called the president a “bum,” and the Cavalier isn’t biting his tongue after this incident either.
James was asked for his thoughts on the Eagles situation at a press conference, and he did not hold back.
James took the time to remind everyone freedom of expression is a thing that still exists in America and summed up how many players around the sporting world feel by saying, “I know no matter who wins this series no one wants the invite anyway. It won’t be Golden State or Cleveland going”— a sentiment Curry shares.
I’m glad that there’s a new beef in town now that Drake and Pusha T have squashed theirs.