Last night, Donald Trump un-invited the Philadelphia Eagles from the White House after several of the NFL team’s members decided they would not be attending the visit. Shocked that the players would dare to reject his invitation even after he has attacked them repeatedly for using their First Amendment rights to protest police brutality, Trump canceled their visit — and did something truly petty instead. But like all of Trump’s plans, it backfired big time.
As part of his plan to get back at the Philadelphia Eagles, Trump still held an event this afternoon. Trump slammed the NFL players in his tweet announcing the event:
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! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!
We have had many Championship teams recently at the White House including the Chicago Cubs, Houston Astros, Pittsburgh Penguins, New England Patriots, Alabama and Clemson National Champions, and many others. National Anthem & more great music today at 3:00 P.M.”
Trump’s event was aimed at showing “patriotism,” but in fact, it showed something much different. The president, who has heavily criticized NFL players for kneeling and not taking part in the National Anthem at football games, appeared to totally forget the words to the patriotic song “God Bless America.”
Even though Trump was accompanied by the military chorus, there was no hiding the fact that the president couldn’t sing along for most of the song and was forced to awkwardly bob his head instead. The Philadelphia Eagles are probably laughing their beaks off now that this footage exists:
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) June 5, 2018
Here’s a close up:
— Deadspin (@Deadspin) June 5, 2018
Once again, one of Trump’s pathetic attempts to get back at someone works against him. When will the president learn?!
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