Fans and media alike took their best shots at President Trump on Monday night, after the president disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from a White House ceremony honoring them for their Super Bowl championship.
Trump decided to rescind the invite after it became clear that the Eagles sending a delegation of less than ten players to the White House. With less than 20 percent of the team attending and over 1,000 fans in attendance, Trump felt it necessary to cancel the Eagles appearance.
The internet was displeased:
Trump disinvites Eagles from White House – while millions of Americans hurt. Puerto Rico suffers. Allies fret. The planet warms. He uses our National Anthem to sow disunity in what's supposed to be the UNITED States of America. I think history will mark it as akin to McCarthyism.
— Dan Rather (@DanRather) June 5, 2018
The best part about Rather’s tweet is that all those different geopolitical and natural disaster events have so much to do with anthem protests. The tweets continued:
The Trump/Eagles conflict shows the NFL has not moved one inch past the anthem issue.
— Mike Francesa (@MikeFrancesa) June 5, 2018
The Chief of Staff to Philadelphia’s mayor, got in on the act:
— Jane Slusser (@janeslusser) June 5, 2018
Remember the last time Trump hung out with some Eagles? pic.twitter.com/j4hnrCXE9A
— Dave Weasel (@DaveWeasel) June 5, 2018
Donald Trump’s day so far:
– Bans the Eagles from White House
– Most of them were boycotting anyway
– Philadelphia mayor slams him
– Paul Manafort caught witness tampering
– Trump knew about it
– It’s all hitting the fan
– We’re gonna need a bigger fan
– It’s still only 9:45pm
— Palmer Report (@PalmerReport) June 5, 2018
I can’t applaud the Eagles players enough for refusing to be silenced by Trump. Instead of trump addressing institutional racism he tries to silence black athletes from raising attention to it.
— (((DeanObeidallah))) (@DeanObeidallah) June 5, 2018
You go, Mr. Trump! Even if none of the Eagles kneeled during the anthem you go ahead and insult them! We salute your work to stop peaceful protest against police brutality while never mentioning actual police brutality! Plus, It’s not like you need Pennsylvania or anything.
— John Fugelsang (@JohnFugelsang) June 5, 2018
The left even found a way to work their new favorite word into the fun:
"You can't break up with me if I break up with you first!"
Trump used the same lame excuse last year with the Warriors. The Eagles wouldn't be caught dead in the White House. That's what actually happened.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) June 4, 2018
So it’s not new news several of the Eagles were participating in peaceful demonstrations during the national anthem, and weren’t interested in going to the White House. In other words, this was a political setup by Trump.
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) June 4, 2018
Though, not all of the Twitter traffic was negative:
Trump signing the order disinviting the Eagles pic.twitter.com/osRLDNVADS
— Allahpundit (@allahpundit) June 5, 2018
— Patrick (@pmc1423) June 5, 2018
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