Trump cancels Eagles' White House celebration, reigniting national anthem kneeling controversy

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Sitting at his locker during a practice on Wednesday, Jenkins held handwritten cards instead of answering questions from reporters about the Eagles being uninvited by President Donald Trump to the White House Super Bowl ceremony.

Curry said the team has been on the same page after his comments a year ago and Trump's subsequent revoking of the Warriors' invitation.

Curry raised Trump's ire previous year when he said he wouldn't go to the White House, prompting the President to disinvite him and the champion Golden State Warriors.

"I think it's a little bit disappointing right now that this country that we're so divided", Kelce said.

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There was at least one common theme - a united front.

He said the first lady was "doing really well" and accused news organizations of reporting erroneous accounts regarding her condition and whereabouts after undergoing the kidney procedure, which was followed by a five-day hospital stay. "I think it's great".

In response to Trump's allegations, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith noted an Eagles player did not kneel last season.

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Eagles players didn't kneel during the national anthem in the 2017 season.

"He's basically making a very simple request that when the National Anthem is played at a sporting event, people stand, and people respect that and I know everybody saying but nobody need, nobody - they're obviously are some hurt feelings over the new policy".

Along with teammate Chris Long, Jenkins has been among the most vocal players of the league's social-justice movement.

Also Wednesday, hockey player Devante Smith-Pelly said he would skip a White House visit if the Washington Capitals win the Stanley Cup. "I was looking forward to going down. It's over. What you've seen and what you've heard is enough".

"There are a lot of people on the team that have plenty of different views".

On Tuesday, Trump had disinvited the Eagles after the size of their contingent shrank to around a dozen players, replacing it with a "Celebration of America" that featured military bands.

Ertz put the White House snub in all of its odd perspective, saying "It was what it was". She said reporters were "working overtime" speculating about her, adding that she was "feeling great".

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