Trump staged a political event on the White House South Lawn in place of a Super Bowl party for the Eagles, insisting on the need for Americans to stand up for the anthem to honor those who have sacrificed their lives for the nation.
"I know, no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyways. So it won't be Golden State or Cleveland going".
"I think there was a lot of discussion between the White House and the Eagles trying to formulate a plan", Ertz said.
All-Pro center Jason Kelce said players filled out forms anonymously indicating whether they wanted to go to the White House, not make the trip or go to Washington and do something else.
"People love you. The people of our country love you". "And every team that's won a championship since then has gone through that".
It's not the first time the two National Basketball Association stars have tangled with Trump. Trump tied the dispute to his criticism of players who have kneeled during the national anthem, even though no Eagles players kneeled for the song during the 2017 season.
In response to Trump's allegations, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith noted an Eagles player did not kneel last season.
The Warriors, last year's National Basketball Association champs, were not invited to the White House, a moot point since they said they would not go if invited.
"She has had several meetings. and will continue to do so this week", the spokesperson said. When the New England Patriots went previous year, half the team chose not to attend. "If you don't go, you run the risk of branding yourself as not having enough respect for the office". At least one specifically cited the president's criticism of players who kneel. I was looking forward to being recognized as world champions. Kerr also accused the president of "blatant displays of nationalism".
"We just never got a text", Qualls said. So the photo op don't look bad.
"I think that's what Malcolm might be getting at, there is a lack of listening when it comes to that", he said.