Malcolm Jenkins speaks on Eagles possible White House visit

From NBC 10 Philadelphia

From NBC 10 Philadelphia

The Eagles were initially invited last month. It's an annual tradition for championship teams around the sports world to visit the nation's most famous house.

An Eagles spokesperson told ESPN the team considers the invitation an honor, "not only as an opportunity to be recognized for our on-field achievements, but also as an opportunity to engage in productive dialogue with the leaders of our country".

The Eagles released a statement on Thursday, saying: "We are in the process of working through the logistics of a trip to Washington, D.C., including a visit to the White House, on June 5th".

"Many of us have no interest in supporting President Trump", Lurie said in a recording of the meeting obtained by the New York Times.

According to, White House deputy press secretary Lindsay Waters confirmed the visit.

A date has been set for the Eagles' invitation to the White House.

"I don't want to take away from anybody's experience or make it a big distraction. It's one thing to have a fan say something on social media, but to have a high ranking official come out and single guys out, it lets guys know that their voices are needed to bring people together". "Me personally, because it's not a meeting or a sit-down or anything like that, I'm just not interested in the photo op. But this isn't one of those meetings, so I'll opt out of the photo opportunity".

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, "Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out".

But after the Eagles defeated the Patriots 41-33 in the Super Bowl, Trump tweeted out his congratulations. There's still a chance he could take part in organized team activities and minicamp, but the ultimate goal is for him to be ready for training camp in July. The NBA's Golden State Warriors had their invite rescinded by President Donald Trump after several players announced their intentions not to attend the visit.

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