January 23, 2019

Trump Attempts To Sing National Anthem But Can't Be Bothered To Finish

09 June 2018, 12:01 | Devin Moran

Philadelphia Eagles players before the Super Bowl on February 4

Super Bowl

"It's over, behind us and we're moving on".

In snubbing the Eagles, Trump praised other championship teams that have attended White House celebrations during his administration, among them the Pittsburgh Penguins and the Houston Astros.

"I know, no matter who wins this series, no one wants the invite anyways".

"It is what it is".

During his interview one of his signs said "YOU AREN'T LISTENING", another said "Chris Long gave his entire year's salary to educational initiatives".

It apparently wasn't enough, though, for some of Pederson's players. Jenkins stopped raising his fist near the end of the 2017 season after the National Football League pledged to donate $89 million to charities related to the issues that were being raised by the protesting players. Malcolm Jenkins refused to utter a word to reporters, instead choosing to hold up signs listing incarceration statistics for people of color and the large number of juveniles in prison for non-violent crimes.

"The White House, despite sensing a lack of good faith, nonetheless attempted to work with the Eagles over the weekend to change the event format that could accommodate a smaller group of players", the statement read in part.

In remarks at the event, Trump said that Melania "had a little rough patch but she's doing great". He accused players of abandoning their fans because many had said they wouldn't show up. "But then ultimately, the decision was to only send a few guys, and then obviously it got cancelled after that". "The men and women that wanted to go should've been able to go", wrote Smith, who is now a member of the Carolina Panthers.

Faced with the very real possibility of paltry attendance, President Trump deftly switched gears.

The Eagles defeated the New England Patriots 41-33 in the Super Bowl on February 4.

"We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus".

The NFL is facing labour grievances from ex-San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick and Eric Reid, both of whom claim they have been blacklisted due to their decisions to kneel during the anthem. "Maybe it's about time that we understood", Trump told attendees.

The president said the nation needs to remember the "fallen heroes" and that the country stands together "for freedom, we stand together for patriotism".

"We stand to show love for our fellow citizens and our magnificent Constitution. We stand to pay tribute to the incredible Americans who came before us and the heroic sacrifices they made".

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