Transcript for White House accuses Philadelphia Eagles of pulling a 'political stunt'
I'm that he. President's decision to distant place. People she's. Suggesting this about the nationalism is the president aware and not a single player on the Eagles at the entire season. Now for the. The president's position on. Knives in them is being clear but let's not forget this isn't. There were eighty members of the Eagles organization that Horace BP and committed to attend this event. As recently as Friday as well I was over a thousand fans. The Eagles organization. And the Eagles are the ones that tried to change their commitment at the eleventh hour. And the president frankly thinks that the fans deserve better than that and therefore we changed the ceremony. To be a focus on celebrating our great country. This the National Anthem and is concerned that we heard step birdie and pollute more upfront games. The suggestion that whatever we as the NBA championship I don't want you here is this possibly more than the national. Something other than actually. Look at this wasn't a political stunt provided the eagles' franchise than they would no plan to attend the event and backed out at the last minute. And if it wasn't a political stunt than they wouldn't have attempted to reschedule. The visit. When they knew that the president was going to be overseas and that this wasn't a political stunt they wouldn't have waited until Monday. Well after a thousand of their fans who traveled in taking time out of their schedules. Tom offer only a tiny handful of represented its to attend the event.
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