Reporter to WH: Why doesn't Trump support National Football League players' free speech?

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Mount Pocono Mayor Frederick Courtright has written the team a letter inviting them to the area to celebrate their Super Bowl victory after President Donald Trump rescinded their invitation to the White House.

Slater and wide receiver Chris Hogan did speak a little on the national anthem issue and both said they plan to stand with their hands over their heart.

US President Donald Trump participates in the "Celebration of America" at the White House in Washington, DC, on June 5, 2018.

Philly.com previously reported fewer than 10 Eagles planned to attend the event.

While none of the Eagles players participated in protesting the anthem in 2017, less than half agreed to attend the White House meeting, the AP stated.

The low attendance infuriated Trump, who then chose to cancel the ceremony and hold one honoring the National Anthem instead, the White House official said.

While numerous Eagles' players said they didn't plan on going to the White House and have expressed support for anthem-kneelers protesting racial injustice, the fact is that all of them stood for The Star Spangled Banner in the 2017 season.

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When he wasn't scoring one of his 15 goals, he was playing a committed defensive game, even dropping down to block shots. The game got off to a torrid pace following the usual top-quality introduction from the Vegas promotional team.

"The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better".

Asked about allegations from the White House that the Eagles chose to "abandon" their fans and not attend the ceremony as a complete team, Pederson responded: "What you've seen and what you've heard is enough, and I'm not discussing it". The statement said the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus will be in attendance to "celebrate America".

Trump, who called football players "sons of bitches" for protesting police brutality during The Star-Spangled Banner, has made mandatory singalongs a big part of his agenda for the upcoming midterm elections. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling.

"There are a lot of people on the team that have plenty of different views", Smith wrote in a tweet.

According to Zølck, the man didn't want to talk.

The move comes after a rift between Trump and the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors earlier this year.

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