Since President Donald Trump took office just over a year ago, the honor of being congratulated in the White House by the Commander-in-Chief has been turned into a disgusting political stunt by many players on Championship teams. Rather than accepting the invitation, players often pre-emptively announce that should they win, they will not grace the president with their presence. For as much as they hate the president based on a difference of opinion that hurts their feelings, they sure do like to use him to gain attention on themselves. That’s what some Eagles players recently tried to do when refusing Trump’s invite after their Super Bowl win. It backfired big time when he refused something of theirs.
Among the pile of trash that Barack Hussein left this country in before leaving the White House, was a horrible climate of race-baiting and blame. This has been something that Trump has no part in perpetuating yet is constantly punished for since Barack created this idea and wove it into society over eight years. This misguided idea has led countless professional athletes to disrespect the president who has made it possible for more Americans to afford to attend their games. After multiple rounds of players refusing to accept his invitation, even when not invited, Trump has finally had enough with this ridiculous game.
The anti-Trump Eagles players just learned the hard way that regardless of whether they like him, he’s their president too and in a more powerful position than they are.
Western Journal reports:
It’s customary for championship-winning teams from the major American sports to visit the White House and celebrate with the president.
But despite their Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots on Sunday, some Philadelphia Eagles players have made it clear they have no intention of being part of this tradition.
Prior to their team’s 41-33 win over the Patriots in Super Bowl LII, Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith and defensive end Chris Long said they didn’t want to visit the White House. Safety Malcom Jenkins said Monday that he too would boycott the White House visit.
Smith particularly cited President Donald Trump and the controversy surrounding NFL players who refuse to kneel during the playing of the national anthem. Trump has strongly criticizedthe anthem protests in a series of statements and tweets.
“We read the news just like everyone else,” Smith said Wednesday, according to NJ Advance Media. “You see Donald Trump tweet something. … We have those conversations in the locker room, just like everyone else does in the workplace. We’re very informed about what goes on, and we’re trying to continue to educate ourselves.”
“They call it the anthem protest,” he added. “We’re not protesting the anthem. It’s a protest during the anthem. I understand why people are mad, or may be offended when someone takes a knee.”
For Long, it’s the second time in as many years he will skip the White House visit. Last year, he was a member of the Super Bowl-winning Patriots, and he boycotted the customary trip then as well.
“No, I’m not going to the White House,” he said last week on the “Pardon My Take” podcast, as reported byUSA Today. “Are you kidding me?”
Just like NFL players didn’t get the message about what their protest was doing to the league that pays them, they are too blinded by their own misunderstood agenda to see that boycotting Trump’s White House invitation only backfires on them. Trump doesn’t care if these overpaid athletes stand in the Oval Office next to him with a smug look on their face, he’d rather they not be there anyway.
We saw this when the Golden State Warriors won the NBA Championship and the star of the team, Stephen Curry, refused to go. Trump was fine with it and returned the disrespect by rescinding the invite. This simple move removed the power of the statement Curry was trying to make and made him look ridiculous in the end. Every other player since who refuses his invite either before or after, ends up looking like a petulant child. Since they are doing it for attention, Trump takes that “power” away from them, showing he’s who is in charge, not them. With egos as big as these professional players, that’s a big blow. He essentially strips them of their purpose in making these ridiculous statements and makes them look stupid for playing that card.
Trump isn’t dumb, he knows exactly how to beat these people at their own game and win.
Who do these ball tossers think they are? They make more money in a year than most of us will see in our entire lifetimes but they whine like little-spoiled brat toddlers just to make noise. Players have made it very clear they don’t want, nor care to have Trump supporters around and they shouldn’t have to, we will take our business elsewhere.
The NFL suffered a massive loss in ratings and revenue this year and they should start making effort to repair that rather than statements to ensure that next season will be worse than this one.
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