After winning the Super Bowl, several Philadelphia Eagles players have vowed to boycott the White House invitation to protest President Donald Trump. However, the POTUS easily got the last laugh with his special announcement concerning their vacant seats.
Numerous events and programs that have absolutely no political basis whatsoever have been tainted with social justice politics, thanks to liberalism. Spreading annoying and invasive protests, leftist have officially ruined one of America’s most beloved sports with their incessant kneeling and cop-bashing antics.
During Super Bowl LII, many viewers were pleasantly surprised to see all players on both teams standing for the National Anthem, albeit some against their will. However, as soon as the time for honoring the selfless men and women who’ve risked life and limb to defend their rights to demonstrate was over, several players were back up to their old ways.
As of February 5, at least 3 Eagles players have vowed to boycott the presidential invitations extended to the Super Bowl’s winning team. Wide receiver Torrey Smit, defensive end Chris Long, and safety Malcolm Jenkins confirmed after their Sunday night victory that they have rejected President Donald Trump’s gracious invitation to visit the White House, according to NJ.com.
The liberal players were extremely vocal about their opposition to President Trump, making sure that everyone understood that their refusal to visit the White House was because of their anti-Trump sentiments. Unfortunately for them, their political temper-tantrum was overshadowed when President Trump made his own announcement.
In an undeniably classy and patriotic display, President Donald Trump showcased no animosity toward the perturbed boycotting Eagles players, instead offering their vacant seats to the U.S. Military veterans the liberal athletes have repeatedly dishonored with their political stunts, according to The Blaze.
In truly presidential fashion, Kellyanne Conway confirmed that President Trump will replace the spoiled millionaire players’ spots at the White House with those who’ve honorably served our great nation.
Conway reiterated during an interview on the “Chris Stigall Show” that she will send out the 3 players’ invitations as well as those of any others who choose to boycott the visit to more deserving American service members on Trump’s behalf.
Conway also said she hopes to meet all the players on her favorite team “when we welcome the new Super Bowl world champions Philadelphia Eagles to the White House for them to receive their trophies.”
And even after hearing some “smack talk from some [saying] they’re not coming,” Conway resolutely stated that such scenarios were fine and that she’d just “invite a couple more veterans who are Eagles fans. No problem.”
As a central figure in the NFL anthem protests, Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins likely thought his rejection of the White House invitation would be met with more scrutiny. Much to his surprise, he failed to quell any acknowledgment from President Trump or his administration. Instead, a worthy veteran will take Jenkins’ place, proving that the ever-protesting Eagles player will not be missed in the slightest.
Of course, President Trump has repeatedly expressed disdain for the disrespect many of the NFL’s employees have shown to those who serve our country. During the 2017 anthem protests, Trump released a statement encouraging players to stand in solidarity with the U.S. Military, according to The Daily Caller.
“Though many of our nation’s service members are unable to be home with family and friends to enjoy this evening’s American tradition, they are always in our thoughts and prayers,” Trump’s statement read. “We owe these heroes the greatest respect for defending our liberty and our American way of life. Their sacrifice is stitched into each star and every stripe of our Star-Spangled Banner. We hold them in our hearts and thank them for our freedom as we proudly stand for the national anthem.”
Pathetically, some NFL protesters have attempted to defend their disrespect for the flag and our nation’s military members, alleging that they’re not really protesting the anthem even though they sit, kneel, or lock arms in protest during it. Disgustingly, even wide receiver Torrey Smith, who also plans to boycott Trump’s invitation, admitted that his own father served in the military.
“People call it an anthem protest; it’s not an anthem protest. It’s a protest during the anthem. When my father dies, he’ll be buried with a flag draped over his casket after serving in the military,” he said.
Privileged millionaires are using the NFL’s platform as a political soapbox to disrespect the most selfless in our nation yet can’t understand why Americans are turning the television off in droves. It is just another example of the haughty, entitled mentality the left embodies.
Fortunately, just as these spoiled, pampered athletes are boycotting President Donald Trump, they’re feeling the sting of a viewership boycott themselves. The only difference is that their little stunts aren’t hurting anyone but themselves.