Donald Trump appears to struggle with lyrics to 'God Bless America'

Arnold Nichols
June 8, 2018

The media in attendance wasn't going to let that be the only explanation as one reporter pressed about the allegations from the White House that the Eagles chose to "abandon" their fans and not attend the ceremony as a complete team. Trump claims the Eagles disagreed with his position on standing for the National Anthem before the game, but during the 2017 regular season and playoffs, Eagles players always stood during The Star-Spangled Banner. The NFL players who don't respect and love America aren't here, so we are free to celebrate the country with some patriotic songs.

For victorious sports teams these days, the confetti and champagne are apt to be accompanied by a politically fraught question: Are you going to the White House?

"Sports are not a distraction from politics - they are politics by a different means", said University of Southern California sociologist Ben Carrington.

"She's doing great", President Trump said at the headquarters of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for a 2018 hurricane season briefing, where he was joined by the first lady.

Gronk and the Brady-less New England Patriots with President Obama, who never disinvited a team to the White House because some players weren't attending. "The procedure was successful, and there were no complications", White House Communications Director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement on May 14.

But today (June 6), Jenkins put the power of creative protest in display One sign said "YOU AREN'T LISTENING", another said "Chris Long gave his entire year's salary to educational initiatives".


The heart of the issue remains the way in which some NFL players chose to raise awareness of social injustice and police brutality by taking a knee or raising a fist during the playing of the national anthem.

After canceling the Eagles' visit, Trump made a decision to change the event so that it would be a celebration of the American flag, with Eagles fans and performances by the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus. In an interview on Fox business channel, Trump said, "Tweeting is like a typewriter - when I put it out, you put it immediately on your show".

"It's just incredible. It is incredible", said Kerr, whose team leads the Cleveland Cavaliers 3-0 in the best-of-seven series.

"Simply Google: 'How many Philadelphia Eagles knelt during the national anthem last season?' and you find that the answer is zero".

Kevin Durant agreed with LeBron and Steph, ESPN reported, quoting him as saying, "We get it at this point". But it's good that guys are sticking to what they believe in and what they want to do.

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