Published: Fri, June 08, 2018
Money | By Hannah Jacobs

Ex-Philadelphia Eagles player defends former team: Trump made a poor decision

Ex-Philadelphia Eagles player defends former team: Trump made a poor decision

Mr Trump late Wednesday night (Australian time) attacked the "Fake News Media" via Twitter over stories relating to Mrs Trump absence after undergoing surgery for a "benign kidney condition" last month.

He was one of the many Patriots who took a knee before the team's Week 3 game and after Trump used explicit language when talking about kneeling National Football League players. "We did something last season that was very special, a milestone in the city of Philadelphia and for our organization". The players did not urge a collective decision on what to do as a team, giving each player his own option of whether to take the trip. She said reporters were "working overtime" speculating about her, adding that she was "feeling great".

"I think our fans know good and well how we feel about them", Kelce said. "Before the anthem even started, players were involved in these types of social justice issues", Jenkins said.

Jenkins did not respond, instead holding up a sign reading, "you aren't listening".


Veteran defensive end Chris Long, who donated his $1 million salary past year to charity, said the Eagles weren't trying to make a political statement.

"More than 60 percent of people in prison are people of color", another sign read. "In other words, the vast majority of the Eagles team made a decision to abandon their fans". "If you don't go, you run the risk of branding yourself as not having enough respect for the office".

"She went through a little rough patch, but she's doing great", Trump said of his wife.

Hordes of media crowded around the lockers of the usual suspects - Malcolm Jenkins, Chris Long, Zach Ertz, Jason Kelce - and the questions went nearly exclusively about the White House, Donald Trump and, really, not at all about football. It's over. It's behind us.


Earlier this week, Melania Trump had attended her first White House event in weeks, hosting a reception on Tuesday for the families of slain USA military service members, though that event was closed to the media. Smith-Pelly, one of two black Capitals players, spoke about Trump to Canada's Postmedia. "I think Jeffrey's been supportive of our off-the-field stuff".

On Tuesday, NBA stars LeBron James and Curry both said they wouldn't visit.

It is normally just a fun photo opportunity where the president says a few words about the team, the team presents the president with a customized jersey, a few pictures are taken and that's it.

The locker room availbility Wednesday ended with more questions than concrete answers. "They're not going to be told where to be, where to stand". "If he doesn't want to stand up for his players, that's not my business".


And the Villanova Wildcats - this year's NCAA men's basketball champions, who also won in 2016 and celebrated with President Barack Obama - will have to decide, if an invitation comes, whether to return to Washington for a ceremony with Trump. There are a lot of people that believe that he's not for the people or doing things that's right by the people.

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