Tuesday, June 05, 2018

The Eagles have not landed in DC

“June 5th – There are 53 players on an NFL team roster including the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles. Add all the coaches and trainers and that number rises to about 70. Do you know how many were planning to show up at their White House ceremony? FEWER THAN TEN. So President Trump pulled the plug by tweeting this: “The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. 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!” That’s okay Mr. President, the Eagles must be protesting the record low black unemployment rate now under 6%. Hey NFL, America is tired of all this nonsense so tell your spoiled brats to GROW UP." Paula Priesse on Facebook

Is the president playing to his base? You bet. A lot of people believe some of the richest men in the world are being disrespectful to police, their country and their fans. Colin Kaepernick made this political--go protest him not the President. He began his protest under Obama before Trump was president, by claiming police were killing blacks. All the data show he is lying, or is misinformed. Blacks criminals are actually killed at a lower rate than whites. He was alone at first, and then other players, teams, and even children joined in his misguided, anti-police efforts.

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