Several Eagles plan to skip any White House trip

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All season, the Eagles proved to be one of the NFL’s most principled teams, as well as the best at playing football.

That should end for good the idea that players being a “distraction” are bad for the team on the field, but it could also create another story in the weeks to come.

In the aftermath of their Super Bowl win, a number of Eagles players are holding firm and saying they won’t make an appearance at any potential congratulatory trip to the White House.

Via Rob Torone of Philly.com, a few of players mentioned it, along with some who previously said they wouldn’t appear with President Donald Trump.

Safety Malcolm Jenkins said during an interview on CNN Monday that he’d skip it, to remain true to the causes of racial inequality he’s protested in the past.

“My message has been clear all year. I’m about creating positive change in the communities that I come from, whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, or this entire country,” Jenkins said. “I want to see changes in our criminal justice system. I want to see us push for economic and educational advancement in communities of color and low-income communities.”

Trump made himself a conversation early last season for turning protests during the national anthem into a political football, firing up his crowd by calling out owners (the same ones who wouldn’t let him in their club): “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!”

That caused a brief wave of more players protesting, but Eagles wideout Torrey Smith said it confused the issue as well.

Wide receiver Torrey Smith said before the game he wouldn’t go, and responded to critics on Trump’s favorite medium afterward.

Defensive end Chris Long, who played for free this year by donating his entire salary to charitable causes, said before the game he wouldn’t attend.

Trump congratulated the Eagles on Twitter shortly after the game, but there’s no way of knowing whether the invitation will actually come. After the Golden State Warriors said they didn’t want to go, Trump rescinded their invitation, making it reasonable to wonder whether the Eagles will be invited at all.

138 responses to “Several Eagles plan to skip any White House trip

  1. Chris Long put his money where his mouth is…more Eagles should follow suit. That trophy is more important than a trip to the White House.

  2. Respect the position, not the person in the seat. Making it about the person diminishes your stance completely and makes you no better. These issues started before Trump. If invited, go and show him that he has no effect on you or your stance.

    But likely….the whole team won’t be invited, based on a few, which is a shame.

  3. No thinking person should attend the WH ceremony,as long as Trump sits. The litany of his transgressions is way too long to consider him normal. Visiting the WH means you’re complicit in his hate mongering and destruction of pillars of Americana, he is set on wiping out.

    This is the guy who just called Dems treasonous for not giving HIM standing ovations. Treason! He’s a failed used car salesman, who doesn’t understand or respect the the machination of US government. Trump is a would-be dictator. he is a clear and present danger. Shunning him, should be universal.

  4. I would think Malcolm Jenkins would welcome the opportunity to talk the President Trump. Jenkins’ personal cause is racial inequality. The black unemployment rate in the US is at its lowest point ever. Copy that with Hispanic unemployment. Sure looks like economic advancement is starting. Jenkins could use this as a springboard to assist with the causes he champions. Rise above the fray, aim for results of positive action.

  5. Trump should invite them. If some of the crybabies want to stay home so be it. Maybe some of these glory hog millionaires can spend some of their own money on these causes they espouse.

  6. So if someone disagrees with you, they should be shunned.

    Forget these clowns. Trump should invite that veterans group whose ad Goodell blocked from the Super Bowl.

  7. Can we boycott Chris Collinsworth from calling any Eagles games next year? He called the Superbowl like he was on his way to a sleepover at his BFF Tom Brady’s house after the game.

    That was some horrible biased announcing.

  8. Some players are just really hyper partisan these days. Happens to partisans on both sides. They can do whatever they want, but later in life they will be asked why they never took the opportunity to meet the President.

  9. You play a sport and make millions of dollars in one of the best countries in America but continue to defy it. Pretty sad. I understand not everyone likes Trump. I don’t think he’s anything amazing, but I would go to show respect towards the country. Pathetic.

  10. Do you honestly think the President cares? He has more important things to do these days.
    Maybe spend the day instead, re building the mess your horrible fans made in the City.
    Obviously have no clue how to celebrate. What type of person eats horse manure???? Just tells you what the country is dealing with today.

  11. “i dont think he is a good person”

    but do you know?

    And FYI you don’t need to be the nicest person in the world to lead a country, in fact most world leaders throughout history weren’t exactly known as “a good person”.

    Guess beyond taking an invite from someone like the Dalai Lama then you’d be pretty likely to turn down an invite from most of the leaders around the world, throughout history.

    Can’t effect the world, can’t create change if you are not willing to sit down at the table and hear what others have to say. You want change, you have to take action.

  12. Let’s see if these players get the same level of criticism thrown at them that Matt Birk got for not going to the Obama White House after the Ravens won the Super Bowl. I doubt it.

  13. If it’s in the open that even one person on the team doesn’t like him, my money is on ‘no invitation’.

  14. The left continues to miss the forest for the trees. They want unity and equality in America, but only if everyone acts and believes as they do. Trump is a meathead, and has done and said really dumb stuff, but he’s not the coming of the 4th Reich, and he’s making some good changes for America. It’s OK to both respect our President in the name of unity but also look elsewhere for moral guidance…..

  15. You can still respect the office even if you don’t like the guy that’s in it. Then again you have to have some class to do that.

  16. plays for a team who’s fans are nothing but trash and destroys their own city, but he doesn’t think Trump is good person, sounds about right

  17. Rescind the invite, with regret, for now and all time. I never used to see it as political or condoning whichever Pez but just a celebration of sport, the winner and America. But that was when players weren’t multimillionaire asocial media activists. I accepted the odd pacifist not going during military action, but when Brady didn’t go after Obama had unprofessionally trolled Brady I felt maybe it was time to finally end it. And with so many players being overtly political these days its no longer the innocent joy but dirtied into a grandstanding device for politicians, players and league.

  18. Aldo make them open the 2018 season on the road just like the Bucs had to. Philly fans remember that game. A butt whooping their brand spanking new stadium.

  19. Me personally, I leave my politics at the door and attend all my work functions with a stiff upper lip no matter how I feel about the event. I figure since they are my meal ticket and do me well in that dapacity thats the least I can do for them. But thats just me I guess. Different people will value professionalism differently.

  20. “My message has been clear all year. I’m about creating positive change in the communities that I come from, whether it be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, or this entire country,” Jenkins said. “I want to see changes in our criminal justice system. I want to see us push for economic and educational advancement in communities of color and low-income communities.”

    Why would someone think it’s a good idea to openly disrespect the President of the United States in order to further their goals? You’re just strengthening this attitude of rebellion, which is causing so many of the problems. Why not try to create a mindset of cooperation and actual progress? Fighting/arguing/disrespect is getting you nowhere.

  21. I respect the decision of a player to decide not to visit the White House. Having said this, then a player should respect the decision of the White House to withhold an invitation to anyone who refused to stand for the National Anthem.

  22. The divisiveness of the deranged Left knows no limits, it seems.

    Lowest EVER RECORDED unemployment for Blacks and Hispanic AMERICANS. Why would a “racist” allow that to happen. The reason is that you have swallowed a false narrative pushed by the corrupt Establishment of both parties, but rather than spit it out you ask for more. “Sad.”

  23. As the Eagles man of the year, Jenkins not visiting the White House is kind of strange. It is the perfect platform the for change he wants to advocate. Can’t say I am shocked though.

  24. As an eagles fan I was so happy that Jenkins did not have his fist up durning the national anthem of the SB and stood their like a man. I can’t stand politics. That’s why I watch sports.

  25. It is time to end the visit. When political activism gets in the way of decency and respect, maybe there shouldn’t be a white house visit for any sports team.

  26. annes22 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:04 am
    Do you honestly think the President cares? He has more important things to do these days.
    Maybe spend the day instead, re building the mess your horrible fans made in the City.
    Obviously have no clue how to celebrate. What type of person eats horse manure???? Just tells you what the country is dealing with today.

    ======================

    I’m curious as to what you think he does every day other than watch Fox & Friends for his daily briefing? Yesterday he called it treason that the Democrats didn’t clap for him at the state of the union. How do you feel about a president who calls it treason when you don’t cheer for him?

  27. eagleswin says:
    February 6, 2018 at 9:11 am

    I’m curious as to what you think he does every day other than watch Fox & Friends for his daily briefing? Yesterday he called it treason that the Democrats didn’t clap for him at the state of the union. How do you feel about a president who calls it treason when you don’t cheer for him?
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    They refused to stand for news in his speech of the LOWEST EVER RECORDED unemployment for blacks and Hispanics and the near destruction of ISIS who have now lost over 95% of their territory, to name two. If not standing and cheering that, what will Democrats like you stand for?

  28. The Eagles finally won something, the town riots and the players get even more uppity. The NFL is racist and they know it!

  29. Was it a big deal in the past when athletes skipped out on visiting Obama? No so why should we make it a big deal now

  30. longtimefanh8tr says:
    February 6, 2018 at 9:09 am

    It’s called using your freedoms. Something Trump wants to put an end to.

    Please list the freedoms you stand to lose. I wonn’t be waiting for your (non) response.

  31. I never understood the trip to the white house thing anyways, don’t go. I don’t really think anyone cares if you go or not, including the President.

  32. While I agree, who cares if some don’t show up at the WH. I’m surprised at the comments in favor of this considering all the outrage over the anthem BS.

  33. So a couple guys have no respect for the position of a guy who is looking out for the best interests the WHOLE country – not just one group. Seems to me these guys make a pretty good living. No appreciation for what a charmed life they have – none at all.

  34. Keep football football and leave the politics outta it. Just like actors, actresses and musicians, nobody care about your political stance.You are champions now, act like it.

  35. Athletes creating more division in our country…

    Yep exactly the root of it all is definitely a few athletes choosing not to celebrate their victory with that reality tv star. Surely it’s not police brutality racial profiling blatant racism and sexism by “the leader” of the country unequal education opportunities in inner cities vs suburbs neo nazi groups openly spreading hate and divide. Just a couple athletes causing it. Some of you should spend less time on football sites and going through life with blinders on l; give more time understanding what’s going on in the country you claim to love so much. How can you be pro America but ignore the underlying message from guys like Jenkins and Kaepernick.

  36. annes22 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:04 am
    Do you honestly think the President cares? He has more important things to do these days.

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    Ummmmm maybe you’ve been living under a rock for the past couple of years. Yes, this President definitely cares about what people think of him.

  37. @grant35 says:

    So a couple guys have no respect for the position of a guy who is looking out for the best interests the WHOLE country – not just one group. Seems to me these guys make a pretty good living. No appreciation for what a charmed life they have – none at all.
    ================================================================================================================================================================================It’s more than a couple. If there are some that want to go, let them go. If there’s some that don’t want to go, don’t go. Despite the current president, people are still free to speak their minds. I know the president is working hard to end free speech and alter facts, but for now freedom of choice exists.

  38. Some players did the same thing when Obama was President. It’s a personal choice. I’m guessing Trump won’t extend an invitation anyway so its not even a story yet.

  39. @bikeman99 says:

    The Eagles finally won something, the town riots and the players get even more uppity. The NFL is racist and they know it!
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    You are partially correct…NFL has always had some sort of racism, like no Black quaterbacks, no Black Head coaches, no Black coordinators, a team with a racist name, hiring all white men to do its broadcast. But much of that has changed. Now, as far a riot and being uppity, don’t be a fool.

  40. After reading all the viewpoints it should be mentioned that one of life’s great truths is that there is nothing in the world that is all good or all bad. To think either of those things of anyone or anything is just being a delusional extremist. (Note – a hater is just a form of extremist) This truth can be applied to anything from world matters to life’s little things. Its not limited to politics. Its worth considering as one looks at all things around them as it leads to healthier and more realustic viewpoints.

  41. All the world is a stage.. Trump is playing a role, just like Obama and Bush before him.. CHAOS!

  42. This boycott has more of a reason than prior boycotts.But some of you lack the ability to detect the difference. Trump has personally gone after NFL players and the league and he did in his position as the President. So he is fair game for a boycott. It is not political, it is personal. I do not agree with past incidents where players would boycott the visit (like when the Pats went last year and some in the media were curious if anyone would boycott) because that would be like someone skipping out on the championship celebration just because someone did not like Goodell.

  43. Respect the office not the person in it might be one of the dumber sayings I’ve heard. If I don’t respect you, why would I waste my time being around you? You’re not going to change the philosophies of a 70-year old man, any visit is counterproductive. Set a great example for kids, show them you don’t support racism, sexism and Trump’s rhetoric and truly make a statement of impact. Very glad these guys are not only athletes, but educated men with morals and principals.

  44. The visit to the White House is supposed to honor the accomplishment of the TEAM and therefore any player not going in protest is selfish and disrespectful to his team, the team city and all the team fans.

  45. And there were athletes that refused to go to the white house under previous presidents. So what? Everyone survived, move on.

  46. youngnoizecom says:
    February 6, 2018 at 10:17 am
    Respect the office not the person in it might be one of the dumber sayings I’ve heard. If I don’t respect you, why would I waste my time being around you? You’re not going to change the philosophies of a 70-year old man, any visit is counterproductive. Set a great example for kids, show them you don’t support racism, sexism and Trump’s rhetoric and truly make a statement of impact. Very glad these guys are not only athletes, but educated men with morals and principals.

    —————-
    Well, there is always the art of being the better person. Not lowering ones self to the others level by playing some tit for tat game. Gracious behavior is not a requirement, especially if the other side lacks it. But it is indeed still good form.

  47. Trump will say he doesn’t care then throw another twitter tantrum, likening personal choice and freedom to peacefully protest with being ungrateful and unpatriotic. I can’t believe people buy this line of thought.

  48. Malcolm Jenkins works for such great causes as sending a convicted murder to the Super Bowl. Let that settle in for a second…

    Ok, so forgive me if I am not really a believer in “what he stands for”, or the “positive” changes he is seeking…

  49. Malcom Jenkins and all these misguided over-paid millionaires should go to Canada and play in the Canadien Football League, since they don’t respect our country or our President.
    President Trump was elected by millions of Americans who voted for him and from the moment he was elected there has been a total effort to discredit and sabotage everything that he is trying to do. It’s a disgrace the way the opposition has acted.
    Like Trump or hate him, what he was saying when he ran was true and that’s why Americans voted for him. And it’s still true now. Those who did not want him to be President can’t deal with the fact that Americans are tired of their rhetoric.
    As for Mr. Jenkins — you make millions of dollars playing in the NFL and those poor people you feel so sorry for can’t even go to NFL games to watch you play because the cost of going to a game is so ridiculous. But does that stop you from cashing your checks?
    So don’t go and show your respect for the Office, as you should. And don’t go and take the opportunity to actually meet the man you despise so much. I’ve got news for you, Trump couldn’t care less if you show up at all. You are part of the problem he’s trying to deal with as President.
    This doesn’t surprise me at all, by the way. The divide in the races in this country grew exponentially during O’Bama’s two terms as President. And stunts like kneeling during the Anthem and refusing to show respect to the President only increase the divide.
    I have little faith that these comments I just made will survive the Pro Football Talk censors. They already deleted one post I made. It’s clear that Florio has an agenda and if you disagree with it, his answer is to not allow you to voice your opinion. That annnoys me, because he wants these type of articles to appear in here, but only wants favorable comments about them posted.

  50. Then you have droves of posters telling guys to donate their own money to these causes. LOL some of these guys have been doing that behind closed doors their whole career.

  51. You have a message for the president and you pass on a chance to meet him? Wouldn’t direct access to the president be the best opportunity for your message?

  52. The disingenuous people saying “respect the office, not the person” are the same people who enthusiastically supported the players who refused to see Obama. It is amazing that those people never mentioned respecting the office when Obama was President.

  53. It is a meeting with the President of the United States. Failure to go is disrespectful and that seems to be what people dislike about Trump. That would make these guys hypocrites. Political statements are absurd but this form of grandstanding is ridiculous. I’m not trying devalue their causes but most of these guys have hardly defined their actual issues much less offered any semblance of a solution. Complaining for the sake of complaining or gaining publicity does not make one “woke”, cultured or morally superior. I felt the same way when people boycotted going to the White House under Obama, Bush and Clinton. They want to feel big but their actions make them small and weak.

  54. Big Deal. Let’s just have a rule in general from now on. If you didn’t vote for the guy you first make up some lies about him and then don’t go to the White House.

  55. I don’t understand why guys who have been blatantly disrespected by the president are expected to sit in his face and laugh it up with him. Not only is that disingenuous, but it also sends a bad message to the future leaders of our country. Think about the kids. Do you want your child supporting the same hateful rhetoric Trump spews? Is that deemed acceptable to you? If so, you should do some re-evaluating.

  56. If a President, any President, invites me to the White House…I’m going! I’d love to tell a President what’s on my mind, good or bad.

    In 2007 as I crossed the Houston Marathon finish line, there stood George and Barbara Bush. She patted me on the back and congratulated me. They didn’t have to be there. They chose to be there!

  57. Guy probably won’t be there long anyways so who cares, if you’re banking on that memo thing to keep him around I don’t know what to tell you. The whole memo has been debunked from the day of it’s release and every passing day by the very author of it lol.

  58. Trump is a bozo. And the team doesn’t want to see him. Any individual player that does want to see him can go get a personal invite to visit him at some later date.

  59. Why is this a talking point anymore. Hasn’t every team for all sports had someone state they are not going to the Whitehouse after winning. Not just during the Trump administration. I as a sports fan do not give a crap if someone doesn’t go to the Whitehouse it’s not relative to the game. I root for a team not the individual on a teams political view. Quit bringing politics into this game.

  60. cardinealsfan20 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 10:46 am
    The disingenuous people saying “respect the office, not the person” are the same people who enthusiastically supported the players who refused to see Obama. It is amazing that those people never mentioned respecting the office when Obama was President.

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    In my case, you are 100% wrong. I didn’t vote for O’Bama either time, but said from the day he was elected he is our President and deserves the respect that Office demands. I also criticized the guys who didn’t go to the White House.
    My dad was career Army. When I enlisted in 1971, he gave me a piece of advice when he took me to the bus station. He said I should remember that someone who out-ranks me deserves the respect of their rank, no matter how I feel about them personally. That’s how I feel about our Presidents.
    A well known quote from author Evelyn Beatrice Hall is: “I disapprove of what you say, but I will defend to the death your right to say it”. That’s how I view the Presidency.

  61. exinsidetrader says:
    February 6, 2018 at 9:00 am
    The divisiveness of the deranged Left knows no limits, it seems.

    Lowest EVER RECORDED unemployment for Blacks and Hispanic AMERICANS. Why would a “racist” allow that to happen. The reason is that you have swallowed a false narrative pushed by the corrupt Establishment of both parties, but rather than spit it out you ask for more. “Sad.”
    _____________________________________________________

    Any economist will tell you that it takes a full 18 months for the new president’s initiatives to be felt by the marketplace, but go ahead and “swallow” the rhetoric anyway. The stock market was rolling along based on policies that were put in place by the previous administration, but the market can crash on a whim. This current president’s angry words and dismissive tweets will be his downfall, and what will you say then?

    But back to football: Pederson outcoached Belichick! Fly Eagles Fly!

  62. I’ll never understand this. You are an American. As an American, you have been invited to the White House as a show of respect for your accomplishments. This is not a place for political stands. If you do not respect the country, then go play Ukrainian league football, but I’d take a guess that it doesn’t pay as well as American football.

  63. it’s not a “meeting” with the President. It’s a photo opportunity on the White House lawn with a jersey. Nobody’s going to get a sitdown with the President.

  64. It just goes to show you how many people don’t understand politics in football.

    It’s not their job too, but they really showcase their idiocy.

    Just remember the War Crimes and other crimes of the past few administrations (both parties).

    When Trump murders Americans, like Obama did, I’ll understand it.

    Also it’s funny people don’t understand the economy.

    The XIV blew up (like everyone with a brain KNEW was going to happen at some point) via only a few percentage point drop. If it continues, many more derivatives will fail.

    This is market structure. The Clinton/Bush/Obama market structure. Where nothing was fixed after 2001 or 2008. That’s all in the past. Their idiocy is set in stone. The question is, how does Trump respond if this takes hold.

    Make no mistake, at some point the fraud in the markets the past 8-25 years will implode. Is that time near/now? Maybe. Maybe not. Wouldn’t surprise me if they pump up the markets. The worlds central banks only printed 50 – 100 trillion since the last market scam in 2008.

    Glass-Steagall

  65. Have to laugh at Smith saying Trump is not a good person. He plays in the NFL and I am sure he has teammates who broke the law many times. If HRC was elected would they have gone? Of course they would. Same with Obama. And we know they have their issues like unauthorized spying on US citizens. And if I remember correctly black on black violence has been a plague during Obama’s administration and NFL players still went. They are full of it just like the media.

  66. These are the same guys promoting “free Meek Mill”. Keep this in mind when they’re talking about Trump just being “a bad person”.

  67. So they are refusing an invitation they have not gotten yet? Thats a bit presumptuous isnt it! What if it turns out they never get it? Now wouldn’t that look silly? Given how they have already shot their mouths off they wont be in any position to complain if that happens. And in fact they have already tipped their hand so thats now more likely to happen. If I someone was going around telling everyone how they would refuse if I ever invited them to my house then I would certainly not proceed to invite them. I would not say or do anything nor make a deal over it, my time would simply be used elsewhere instead. Just sayin’.

  68. Ok, stay home. You are a football player. You are over valuing your position in this world a little. If football ended tomorrow, we would all be OK.

  69. barrywhererufrom says:
    February 6, 2018 at 11:34 am
    Have to laugh at Smith saying Trump is not a good person. He plays in the NFL and I am sure he has teammates who broke the law many times. If HRC was elected would they have gone? Of course they would. Same with Obama. And we know they have their issues like unauthorized spying on US citizens. And if I remember correctly black on black violence has been a plague during Obama’s administration and NFL players still went. They are full of it just like the media.
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    Thank God Trump got rid of the black on black violence. You know, with his calm demeanor and soothing words.

    When will people realize that this guy is a charlatan and a small time crook and a disgrace to this country. He doesn’t know nor does he care how to do his job. I’m not defending the Bush/Clinton/Obama axis, but at least all of those people knew how to run things. And not a single one of them has disgraced this country the way the current guy does on a daily basis. Every time he opens his mouth.

  70. I think this is a good thing. There’s no reason to darken the door of the White house with a bunch of kneelers. Trump has made it clear he wants nothing to do with them, anyway.

  71. Why talk to the person that has the potential to affect the change that you desire, when you can sit at home an feel self-righteous? Clearly you care more about your image than actually making a change.

  72. annes22 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:04 am
    Do you honestly think the President cares? He has more important things to do these days.
    _________________________________________________

    I think he cares greatly (or bigly). The man is an egomaniac. This will bruise said ego. Then we’ll get a Twitter meltdown from the twit. He’s an emotional child and you ask if we think he cares. Have you not seen this president in action?

  73. Please list the freedoms you stand to lose. I wonn’t be waiting for your (non) response.
    /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////
    Here is my non Response; Trump Has attacked Freedom of Speech (has said the right to express ourselves should be reduced), the Press (constantly attacks it calling journalists enemies), Religion (if you are Christian not so much); Assembly (rough the opposition up. You need to pay attention!!!

  74. noringsforvikings says:
    February 6, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Thank God Trump got rid of the black on black violence. You know, with his calm demeanor and soothing words.

    When will people realize that this guy is a charlatan and a small time crook and a disgrace to this country. He doesn’t know nor does he care how to do his job.
    _____________________________

    Bwahahahahaaaaaa… Cracks me up every time I see this type of “assessment” of Trump. And I see it any time I read a liberal’s post, because this is the approved screed.

    Most people live in reality where we use FACTS to form the basis of legitimate assessments. I know, that’s a bizarre notion right? But using that approach, we clearly see that Trump is worth billions – so there’s nothing “small time” about him. We also see that he’s President of the US, and that he had a LOOOONG track record of massive commercial success before he got to that office, unlike Obama. Unlike Clinton (unless you consider their criminal “investment” and “foundation” deals to be commercial success… not to mention the awesome uranium deal with the tyrant across the ocean they’re now trying to tie to Trump, of all people).

    So 1) there’s nothing small-time about him and 2) he’s no charlatan. Is he a crook? A lot of people would argue that anyone who runs an international business like Trump did is a “crook,” or that all politicians are “crooks.” But they’re not using the textbook definition of the word. They’re using it as a general designation they affix to anyone who’s involved in activities they don’t understand.

    All of this is to say that your wild histrionics just don’t work outside of your own mind. But keep trying, you get farther and farther away from reality with every post.

  75. I remember the basket of deplorables defending players who wanted to skip visiting the WH b/c of Obama. Now, they’re saying it’s disrespectful or liberal bias.

  76. I wish they would go and have a private chat with him about their concerns. It would be great for everyone if there was some dialogue between them. Hate yet again rules the day.

  77. moneymike23 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 12:40 pm
    I remember the basket of deplorables defending players who wanted to skip visiting the WH b/c of Obama. Now, they’re saying it’s disrespectful or liberal bias.
    ______________________

    Some might say that, but not me. Or anyone I know, for that matter. On the contrary, I don’t want them there any more than they want to be there. They don’t deserve it.

    Don’t worry, the Republicans are adults (mostly), so we’ll take care of business in your absence and the absence of the kneelers, as we always do, while you continue to “feel.” Just make sure you do it in a safe space, mmmkay?

  78. derekgorgonstar says:
    February 6, 2018 at 7:03 am

    So if someone disagrees with you, they should be shunned.
    /////////
    Sometimes, yes. In this situation, yes. You don’t have to respect everybody and listen to everybody. When a person is racist, misogynist, and anti LGBTQ, I shun them. Not even a question.

  79. Remember when Brady skipped the White House dog and pony show, and it was the most egregious thing ever?

  80. bal204 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Chris Long put his money where his mouth is…
    ………..his millionaire lifestyle he was born in to will not change. He made no real sacrifice.

  81. Trump needs them more than they need him. He has brought this disdain upon himself. If they players choose to not attend based on their personal feelings about the man then they have my respect.

  82. mazenblue says:
    February 6, 2018 at 1:23 pm
    bal204 says:
    February 6, 2018 at 6:11 am

    Chris Long put his money where his mouth is…
    ………..his millionaire lifestyle he was born in to will not change. He made no real sacrifice.

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    Such bitterness. Let’s make it relative. When was the last time you’ve intentionally made a difference in any community?

  83. Can’t say I blame them really.
    After just having spent the better part of the last 6 months on the road, they probably weren’t too keen on that 12-hour flight to Moscow.

  84. You would think if it was truly only about the cause then you would want to go and just to maybe get a word in with the man in charge. Love my Eagles and what they do but I do think some of their messages get lost when they aren’t the center of attention. It’s easy to be a good person and donate to communities or people when you’re wealthy. Just watch Wolf of Wall Street

  85. yeah so much better to stay away instead of going there, meeting the man, and voicing your concerns directly to him. typical libs, no responsibility, rather take the easy road and just protest instead of actually attempting to make a change. slow clap!

  86. The officials tried to help the patriots they had two playoff games where they had only one penalty nobody’s that good! That’s what you call corruption.

  87. Why go to the White House if the people there call you an SOB because you protest against social injustice and police brutality. The Trump administration just told the San Francisco police department that it would no longer give the SFPD some advice as to what to do to improve on civil rights and police conduct issues. It says basically that the feds will ignore any police misconduct.

  88. ringheadcrusher says:
    February 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm
    noringsforvikings says:
    February 6, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Thank God Trump got rid of the black on black violence. You know, with his calm demeanor and soothing words.

    When will people realize that this guy is a charlatan and a small time crook and a disgrace to this country. He doesn’t know nor does he care how to do his job.
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    Bwahahahahaaaaaa… Cracks me up every time I see this type of “assessment” of Trump. And I see it any time I read a liberal’s post, because this is the approved screed.

    Most people live in reality where we use FACTS to form the basis of legitimate assessments. I know, that’s a bizarre notion right? But using that approach, we clearly see that Trump is worth billions – so there’s nothing “small time” about him. We also see that he’s President of the US, and that he had a LOOOONG track record of massive commercial success before he got to that office, unlike Obama. Unlike Clinton (unless you consider their criminal “investment” and “foundation” deals to be commercial success… not to mention the awesome uranium deal with the tyrant across the ocean they’re now trying to tie to Trump, of all people).

    So 1) there’s nothing small-time about him and 2) he’s no charlatan. Is he a crook? A lot of people would argue that anyone who runs an international business like Trump did is a “crook,” or that all politicians are “crooks.” But they’re not using the textbook definition of the word. They’re using it as a general designation they affix to anyone who’s involved in activities they don’t understand.

    All of this is to say that your wild histrionics just don’t work outside of your own mind. But keep trying, you get farther and farther away from reality with every post.
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    First of all, just because I disapprove of this totally incompetent president, that does not make me a liberal. I’m an independent who refuses to buy into the propaganda of party politics. I don’t buy into any “screed”.

    Secondly, how do you know that Trump has “billions”? Because he told you so? You certainly didn’t get that from his tax returns. Trump has filed bankruptcy six times. Prominent lenders will not lend to him. Prominent law firms will not represent him. Facts.

    Thirdly, I don’t care to comment on your partisan attacks which clearly omit a whole bunch of facts. And lumping me in with people who disagree with you is totally devoid of facts.

    Please notice that I have not laughed at you, or called you names, or even typed in capital letters. This country need to be able to have civilized conversations about things that matter.

    Having said that, know this: this president does not care about you. Unless you are also a “billionaire”.

  89. ringheadcrusher says:
    February 6, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    We also see that he’s President of the US, and that he had a LOOOONG track record of massive commercial success before he got to that office, unlike Obama.
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    I love the worship of the orange tinted God. I also love the saying, “he was born on 3rd base, but acts like he hit a triple.” The number of bankruptcies he’s had would destroy folks who didn’t start out where he did. Starting with daddy’s money and daddy’s connections had nothing to do with his success, I guess. I never understood the worship this guy gets, even before he became president. But hey, Cadet Bone Spurs is a real American hero or something.

  90. You are more than welcome to hate Mr Trump personally. You are perfectly free to hate him if that’s how you feel.

    However, as an American:
    – please respect the Office
    – please try to respect your 63 million fellow Americans who freely and lawfully voted for Mr Trump

  91. ringheadcrusher says:

    “..We also see that he’s President of the US, and that he had a LOOOONG track record of massive commercial success before he got to that office, unlike Obama…”

    Really? Just how do you bankrupt multiple casinos, the one business on earth that is virtually guaranteed (fixed actually) to generate huge sums of money?
    Only a complete moron, or a criminal, could bankrupt a casino.

  92. So you won a freakin game, Big Deal, when are these guys gonna realize how pathetic they are and completely irrelevant in the scheme of every day life, get over yourselves.

  93. pfthatesfreespeech says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:17 am
    The left continues to miss the forest for the trees. They want unity and equality in America, but only if everyone acts and believes as they do. Trump is a meathead, and has done and said really dumb stuff, but he’s not the coming of the 4th Reich, and he’s making some good changes for America. It’s OK to both respect our President in the name of unity but also look elsewhere for moral guidance…..

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    Athletes have been skipping presidential invites for decades. Some pro golfers – I think it was the Ryder Cup team? – didn’t visit Clinton because he raised taxes and they were Republicans. Many MANY athletes didn’t visit Obama. Acting as though this is some kind of “left” thing, out of the blue, is complete nonsense.

  94. Rdog says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:48 am

    “…You’re just strengthening this attitude of rebellion, which is causing so many of the problems…”

    Exactly! This country was founded on the values of respecting authority and just shutting up and doing what you’re told!

  95. Rdog says:
    February 6, 2018 at 8:48 am

    “…You’re just strengthening this attitude of rebellion, which is causing so many of the problems…”

    Exactly! This country was founded on the values of respecting authority and just shutting up and doing what you’re told!

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    Is this sarcasm? This country was founded on the complete opposite of “just shutting up and doing what you’re told!”. Queen Elizabeth would be our queen and on our legal tender if that was the case.

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