President Trump on Monday disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House for their visit to celebrate the team’s Super Bowl win.
— Jake Tapper (@jaketapper) June 4, 2018
THE STATEMENT READS AS FOLLOWS:
“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow.”
“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 country.”
“The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fan planning to attend the event deserve better.”
“These fans are still invited to 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.”
“I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United Army Chorus to celebrate America.”
Players, such as Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long, made it clear they planned on not attending over their opposition to Trump.
THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE.