Malcolm Jenkins answers questions exclusively with signs

Lynette Rowe
June 8, 2018

A day after the Eagles had been scheduled to see President Donald Trump, Jenkins held up about a dozen handwritten signs Wednesday, standing in silence as a large crowd of reporters continued to ask him questions.

On Monday, the US President revoked an invite to the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles after it emerged just a small delegation from the team would be attending the White House.

"James, whose Cleveland Cavaliers are trailing the Golden State Warriors 2-0 in the NBA Finals, said neither team would be interested in attending if they win a championship this year - or as long as Mr. Trump is in office", reported CBS.

There was more fallout from the feud on Tuesday.

The Eagles are ready to move on after being uninvited to the traditional White House visit to celebrate their Super Bowl victory.

"The things that he spews are straight-up racist and sexist", Smith-Pelly said with the Capitals a victory away from their first title.

The White House's recent attacks on the Eagles and the National Football League as a whole indicate that this battle is far from over. Trump canceled the Eagles' visit after the team tried to reschedule at the last minute and because only a handful of players and staff were planning to attend.

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"I'm exhausted of the narrative being about the anthem, about the White House or whatever", he said following a meeting in downtown Philadelphia with top public defenders from around the country on the issue of bail reform.

Trump has manipulated the intentions of those who choose not to visit the White House and those who kneel during the national anthem.

The league's new anthem policy, which requires players to stand if they are on the field during the playing of "The Star-Spangled Banner", has added fuel to the controversy and politicization surrounding the issue in recent weeks.

"What you've seen and what you've heard is enough, and I'm not discussing it", Pederson said.

He also noted that - contrary to what the president tweeted on Tuesday - none of the Eagles took a knee during the national anthem this season, nor did they wait in the locker room in protest.

Jenkins identified several players, including teammates Chris Long and Torey Smith, as "true patriots". Their message of social change has been drowned out and turned into a matter of patriotism and the kneeling/protesting players' apparent disrespect for the country, its flag, and its military. "Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!"

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