Trump Will ‘Proudly Play National Anthem’ Instead Of Hosting Eagles

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Saagar Enjeti White House Correspondent
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President Donald Trump will host a “Celebration of America” ceremony replete with the national anthem in lieu of hosting a Superbowl reception for the Philadelphia Eagles, he reaffirmed Tuesday morning.

Trump canceled the reception late Monday evening in an incendiary statement saying “the Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow.  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.”

 “The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better.  These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony—one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem.  I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.”