The reigning Super Bowl Champions, the Philadelphia Eagles, will NOT be visiting the White House. The Eagles lack of enthusiasm to visit the Russian Usurper was so great that when out of 70 players on the roster, and the RSVPs dipped to single digits, Comrade Stupid realized he had another inauguration parade-sized debacle on his tiny hands and cancelled the event, in his usual charming way:
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
And thus, the spoiled kid cancels his own birthday party rather than face the fact that everyone was standing him up any way. It’s some variation of the I-dumped-you-before-you-could-dump-me gambit, which is always WINNING!!1!
I’m told by a sportsball enthusiast (last night) that the Eagles were notably one of the few NFL teams that had no one kneeling last season, but I bet they will this season. I digress.
Says the team:
“It has been incredibly thrilling to celebrate our first Super Bowl Championship. Watching the entire Eagles community come together has been an inspiration. We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received and we are looking forward to continuing our preparations for the 2018 season.”