White House accuses Philadelphia Eagles of 'abandoning their fans'

President Trump's decision to cancel the event for the Super Bowl champions led NBA star LeBron James to say "no one wants the invite anyway."
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Now to the white house. Contentious sterday. We'll see ident trump singing the national anthem in what he called a celebra of amerto replace the celebration of super bowl champs Philadelphia eagat he elour senior white house correspondent Cecilia Vega is ere and feslash but N backing down. Reporter: They're not and say the eagles wereying a say this is all about pasm and the national anthem but N one eagles player kne during the national anthem season. Underdogs no more.ter: Instef a celebration for the super bowl chon philahieagles, the white house called it celebration of America. There was patriotic music. ??? Bless America ??? Reporter: The presidentang the national anthem. ??? And the twilht's last gleaming ??? Reporter: Never once meniame the team he abrupt disinvited hours earlier. E love our country. We respect our flag. And we alway proly stand for the national anem. We alwaysill stand the national anthem. Reporter: The heated debate play out eve on thete use lawn where one man took a knee in protes press secretary Sarah Sanders accusedhe eagles of playing polics. The eagles are the one tried to change their comment after the 11th hour and T president frankly thinks the deserve better than that. Are you saying the president ars zero respoility in called player sobs, who implied some players who don't stand for the national anthem do not belong in this country. They made that change at the last minute. Not the president. He is the one completely Swiss tent in his viewpoint when it mes to this Reporter: Now some of basketball's stare making their views be kn now no matter who wins one wants tonvite anybody so won't be golden state or eland going. I agree with Lebron. Reporter: Eagles players are speaking out. Malcm Jenkins taking it directly to thete says, the decision was made lie and paint the picture that these ers are -America, anti-flag and anti-military. These playerslo be speaking to reporters later Toda this controversy is not over yet. N even close and, Cea, ingtime," late yesterday at the white H we learnthat aide,dlr who Kelly Sadler is out. Reporter: This was about a O.U remember it made so many adlines, that crass joke behind closed doors I a meeting here when she saidhat he is dying way, of course, sator McCain is being treated for brn cancer. The white house for so long refused to apologize for these remarks and came under fire for se Tolly be more upset that the lead O rather than thetement themselves. They release a statement saying sadls no longer employed in the etive office of the ident. We D't know whether she's fid or out on her own. Wllry to find out. Thanksery much.

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