The Philadelphia Eagles released a team statement on Monday evening following the news that President Donald Trump cancelled their invitation to the White House. Here it is:
“It has been incredibly thrilling to celebrate our first Super Bowl Championship. Watching the entire Eagles community come together has been an inspiration. We are truly grateful for all of the support we have received and we are looking forward to continuing our preparations for the 2018 season.”
As you can see, it’s a pretty general statement. There’s no specific mention of Trump or the White House.
That could easily indicate they think he’s not even worth their time at this point.
It’s hard to blame them if that’s the case. Trump’s disinvitation statement painted the Super Bowl champions as unpatriotic since he believes they kneel for the National Anthem, which isn’t even the case.
Instead of celebrating the Eagles, Trump’s official agenda indicates the White House will hold a “Celebration of America” at 3:00 PM ET.
The Eagles, meanwhile, will focus on preparing to repeat as world champions in 2018. And maintaining their reptuation as one of the league’s most charitable and honorable teams.