US President Donald Trump has postponed a speech on lowering prescription drug prices previously scheduled for Thursday (Apr 26) to a date in the near future, the White House said on Sunday. He called the Trump presidency "disastrous" in a private meeting with players and league executives. Back in September, Trump announced that the Golden State Warriors would not be invivted to the White House after Stephen Curry stated publicly he wouldn't attend. Torrey Smith also said he does not plan on going.
Philadelphia Eagles owner Jeffrey Lurie says many National Football League team owners have "no interest in supporting President TrumpDonald John TrumpClinton takes swipe at "false equivalency" in media coverage of 2016 election Trump asked Netanyahu if he actually cares about peace: report Official: Trump to urge North Korea to dismantle nuclear program in return for sanctions relief MORE", The New York Times reported. In the lobby at the Eagles' training complex, he put large photos of Martin Luther King Jr., Nelson Mandela and Jonas Salk, rather than sepia-tone images of the team's best former players, to remind visitors of the team's higher mission. Philadelphia had several prominent anthem protesters a year ago, among them, safety Malcolm Jenkins who led the players coalition in their meetings with the league.
Owner Jeffrey Lurie, meanwhile, is not a fan of President Donald Trump. At one point, a player said that it was hard to trust the owners because they supported Mr. Trump.
Team owner Jeff Lurie was a Hillary Clinton donor and has criticized the president with his fellow NFL Owners.
'But this is not where you brandish a group of people because they own assets in a sport we love, supporting what many of us perceive as, you know, one disastrous presidency, ' he said, using a vulgarity to emphasize 'disastrous, ' then adding: 'Don't quote me'. With many Pundits split on who the Giants will select in the first round, whether that be a quarterback like Sam Darnold or the consensus best player available Saquon Barkley, don't be shocked if Shurmur and company expressed interest in reuniting with Foles in Big Blue. The acrimony between the team and Trump goes beyond the players.