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Philly Mayor Calls Trump A ‘Fragile Egomaniac’ Over Eagles Disinvite

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter

Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney attacked President Donald Trump as an “egomaniac obsessed with crowd size” after he disinvited the Super Bowl champions from a White House event Monday.

“The Eagles call the birthplace of our democracy home, so it’s no surprise that this team embodies everything that makes our country and our city great. Their athletic accomplishments on the field lead to an historic victory this year,” Kenney explained in a statement, according to NBC Sports.

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - FEBRUARY 04: Torrey Smith #82 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Torrey Smith #82 of the Philadelphia Eagles celebrates after defeating the New England Patriots 41-33 in Super Bowl LII at U.S. Bank Stadium on February 4, 2018 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

“Fans all across the country rallied behind them because we like to root for the underdog and we feel joy when we see the underdogs finally win,” he added. “I’m equally proud of the Eagles’ activism off the field. These are players who stand up for the causes they believe in and who contribute in meaningful ways to their community.”

“They represent the diversity of our nation–a nation in which we are free to express our opinions,” he continued. “Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our President is not a true patriot but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend. City Hall is always open for a celebration.”

The comments follow a statement from the White House that the Super Bowl team was uninvited for the celebration.

“The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow,” a White House statement read. “They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country.”