>> Stand beside her and guide her.>> President Trump went ahead with the plan to vent at the White House Tuesday without the Superbowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles, after claiming the team disagreed with standing for the National Anthem.>> Is the president aware that not a single player on the Eagles through the entire season knelt for the national anthem?
>> The Presidents position on, not just the anthem has been clear but lets not forget this isn't, there were 80 members of the Eagles organization that RSVP'd and committed to attend this event. If this wasn't a political stunt by the Eagles franchise Then they wouldn't have planned attend the event then backed out at the last minute.
>> Reuters sport correspondent Rory Carroll.>> The disinviting of the Eagles appears to not be about standing for the anthem, but instead about a number Eagles players saying they did not want to go. A number of the players, including former Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith have stated they would not attend a White House celebration due to differences with policies held by this White House, but those policies did not include the National Anthem controversy.
>> Trump on Twitter acknowledged the real reason for rescinding the invitation but continued to suggest that players disrespected the anthem. Saying 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! But no Eagles players ever stayed in the locker room during the anthem last season. Two weeks ago, the NFL announced the new policy that will fine a team if the player is on the field and refuses to stand for the anthem though players are allowed to remain in the locker if they choose.
Meanwhile, star basketball player Steph Curry and LeBron James jumping into the fray announcing on Tuesday. That whichever team wins the NBA championship, neither the Golden State Warriors nor the Cleveland Cavaliers will got the White House to celebrate.