Torrey Smith has become the first player from the Eagles’ Super Bowl championship team to react publicly to President Trump calling off the team’s visit to the White House. Smith now plays for the Panthers.
So many lies smh, Smith tweeted. Here are some facts: 1. Not many people were going to go. 2. No one refused to go simply because Trump insists folks stand for the anthem. 3. The President continues to spread the false narrative that players are anti military.
The President cited the national anthem as the reason for canceling the visit, with the Eagles expected to send only a small contingent. It is not yet known how many players intended to make the trip..
Trump’s comments could be a way to rile up a GOP base in advance of a midterm election seen as a referendum on the president. Trump’s job approval rating remained in negative territory, with 51 percent disapproving of his performance in office and 40 percent approving. Among Republicans, however, his job approval rating was 86 percent.
The poll was released two days after Trump canceled a planned visit by the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles and replaced it with what he called a ceremony to celebrate America. Many players had decided to skip the traditional White House gathering with the president.
Lackluster running game? They drafted the best running back college football has produced in years in Saquon Barkley.
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