Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins released a statement of his own on Tuesday afternoon following President Donald Trump’s decision to cancel the Eagles’ White House invitation.
Jenkins’ “the decision was made to lie” line references Trump’s statement where he said the Eagles disagree with him “because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”
If Jenkins truly didn’t care about America, why would he spend so much of his own time being involved in the community and trying to make it a better place?
Speaking of, Jenkins was scheduled to do some community events in D.C. today while other members of the team visited the White House.
Eagles S Malcolm Jenkins was planning to visit a school in the D.C. area, sources say. That was one of the plans for players who would go down with the team but didn’t want to go to the White House. https://t.co/KUloAGBW8G— Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) June 5, 2018
These events are reportedly going to be rescheduled since the Eagles spent Tuesday having an OTA practice at their team facility in South Philadelphia.
Source close to @Eagles players tells me the whole team was making the trip to DC-players had choice of going to the WH or doing community events. When WH uninvited team, club cancelled trip. But @MalcolmJenkins & @JOEL9ONE are rescheduling those events & “100% they will happen”— Karen Travers (@karentravers) June 5, 2018