The media in attendance wasn't going to let that be the only explanation as one reporter pressed about the allegations from the White House that the Eagles chose to "abandon" their fans and not attend the ceremony as a complete team.
The Eagles reportedly were set to send less than 10 players to visit Trump.
"What you've seen and what you've heard is enough", Pederson said when reporters tried to follow up.
But facts don't matter in this us vs. them society in which you have to despise anyone who doesn't agree with you.
President Donald Trump thanked his wife Melania Trump, who sat alongside him at a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) briefing on Wednesday afternoon in her first public appearance in 26 days, and said she went through "a little rough patch".
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During the season, the president referred to the protesting players as "sons of bitches" and suggested at a rally in Alabama before a mostly white audience that they be fired.
Tuesday's "Celebration of America" event on the South Lawn featured brief remarks by the president along with a rendition of "God Bless America" by the Army Chorus, accompanied by the United States Marine Band. "The procedure was successful, and there were no complications", White House Communications Director Stephanie Grisham said in a statement on May 14. Though they may have to confront the question of whether to go to the White House, for most of the players, their patriotism would not be at issue. He has also has criticized the NFL's new policy, which prohibits players from kneeling/sitting on the field during the anthem.
"Instead the decision was made to lie, and paint the picture that these players are anti-America, anti-flag and anti-military", the Eagles' Malcolm Jenkins wrote in a statement posted to social media Tuesday.
"I'm exhausted of the narrative being about the anthem, about the White House or whatever", Jenkins told McManus following a meeting with public defenders from around the country on bail reform.
He also said near the end of the speech, "So we stand together for freedom". I'm not too into politics, so I don't know all his other views, but his rhetoric I definitely don't agree with. "I think his knee gave out from the tonnage it's holding".