Can snowflakes be thin-skinned as well?
Courtesy of Bloomberg:
U.S. President Donald Trump ratcheted up his feud with the National Football League, disinviting the Philadelphia Eagles from a ceremony marking the team’s Super Bowl win and saying he will instead have military bands play the national anthem at the White House Tuesday.
“We will proudly be playing the National Anthem and other wonderful music celebrating our Country today at 3 P.M., The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus. Honoring America!” Trump said in a posting on Twitter. “NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!
Trump announced the decision Monday evening after an unknown number of Eagles decided against attending the event with a president who has repeatedly criticized players for protesting police brutality by kneeling during the National Anthem. Trump was facing a repeat of last year’s ceremony, when several New England Patriots, including quarterback Tom Brady, opted not to attend.
“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow,” Trump said. “They disagree with their president because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”
“The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation,” the president added, “but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.”
This almost exactly reminds me of a little kid telling his peer that if they don’t do what they tell them then they can’t come to their birthday party.
The toddler-in-chief strikes again.
And here’s the thing, the Philadelphia Eagles were not known for taking a knee during the anthem.
President Trump cancels Philadelphia Eagles’ White House visit. Former Eagles player Torrey Smith noted that not a single Eagles player took a knee during the regular NFL season. pic.twitter.com/JL2hW9i4MI
— TODAY (@TODAYshow) June 5, 2018
By the way, let’s take a moment to remember that kneeling during the National Anthem was NOT to disrespect the flag but to protest police shootings and injustice and that it was suggested to Colin Kaepernick by a member of the armed services.
Can’t we have at least one day where this Kremlin crony does NOT embarrass America?