Archive for the ‘Politics’ Category

Report: Civil rights groups urge Roger Goodell, NFL to reverse national anthem policy

Monday, June 18th, 2018

Some of the nation’s most prominent civil rights groups have sent a letter to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell urging him to change the league’s new policy requiring players who are on the field to stand at attention for the national anthem, USA Today reports.

Trump must re-invite Philadelphia Eagles to White House, Chicago Cubs owner says

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Chicago Cubs co-owner Todd Ricketts on Monday told FOX Business President Trump should re-invite the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House. Trump cancelled the ceremony to celebrate their Super Bowl victory over what the White House called a “lack of good faith” by the Eagles during discussions about the scheduled event.

Sport molded my character – and Trump has learned none of its lessons

Monday, June 11th, 2018

Donald Trump attacked the Philadelphia Eagles for not respecting the anthem, despite the fact that they stood while it was played last season. Donald Trump’s presidency has made one thing agonizingly clear: he doesn’t understand the meaning of sports in America any better than he knows the words to God Bless America.

Two-Time WWE Champ CM Punk Has Fighting Words For Trump: ‘A Racist Is A Racist’

Sunday, June 10th, 2018

Punk was asked on Friday if he would accept a White House invite from Trump after the president canceled a celebration for the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, many of whom did not plan to attend. “If David Duke invites me over for tacos, I’m not going to David Duke’s house, you know what I mean?

CM Punk on why he wouldn’t visit Trump’s White House: ‘A racist is a racist’

Friday, June 8th, 2018

In the days since President Donald Trump disinvited the Philadelphia Eagles from their scheduled White House visit, athletes across the entire sports landscape have provided their thoughts on the matter. UFC fighters have now been included in the mix. Phil “CM Punk” Brooks and several other fighters were interviewed ahead of Saturday night’s UFC 225. They were asked whether or not they would visit if invited, and Punk was quick to answer.

Donald Trump Wants NFL Players To Recommend Inmates That He Should Pardon

Friday, June 8th, 2018

Donald Trump’s relationship with the NFL seems to be an emotional roller coaster that ranges from him calling professional athletes “sons of b**ches” for kneeling during the national anthem in protest of police brutality and racial injustice, to extending an alleged olive branch. On Friday (June 8), Trump announced that he wants the players to give him suggestions on “friends” or “people they know about” who should receive pardons. “They’re not proud enough to stand for our national anthem, I don’t like that,” said Trump.

‘Bad Lip Reading’ Leaked Donald Trump’s Singing

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

Earlier this week, our flag-respecting president Donald J. Deals held a party on the White House lawn. Initially, it was supposed to be a celebration of the Philadelphia Eagles' Super Bowl victory, but after most of the players publicly rejected the invitation, in true "You Can't Break Up With Me, Because I'm Breaking Up With You" fashion, the president announced that the event was cancelled, replacing it with a bizarre musical celebration of the American flag. Did the president know the words to the "other wonderful music?" Of course not.

Ben Shapiro: America Needs To Stop Treating Celebrities Like Politicians | Opinion

Thursday, June 7th, 2018

First, President Trump canceled a visit to the White House for the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles. The Eagles were sending too few representatives, and Trump—angry at the possibility of being humiliated in a photo op—decided to back out of the event.

Steve Kerr on Trump canceling White House visits: ‘Instead, we just have these military sing-alongs [where] we don’t know the words’

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Back in September, President Donald Trump “withdrew” an invitation for the NBA champion Golden State Warriors to visit the White House after multiple members of the team made it clear that they didn’t want to attend, due to their opposition to the way Trump conducted his presidential campaign and the policies he’s espoused in office. Two days after the NFL champion Philadelphia Eagles were similarly “disinvited” over similar player concerns, Warriors coach Steve Kerr praised those who demonstrate their love of country through actual deeds rather than empty gestures.

Steve Kerr on White House, Anthem Controversy: President Turning It Into A Political Game

Wednesday, June 6th, 2018

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr is the latest sports figure to weigh in on the controversy surrounding President Donald Trump uninviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House to celebrate their Super Bowl victory. Trump instead hosted a "celebration of America" after finding out that reportedly less than 10 people would have showed up for the annual tradition. Kerr has been a critic of Trump and his policies and again let loose on him when asked about the controversy.