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Trump tweeted it was falsely reported she faced "near death", had a "facelift", left the White House, or was abused by the president, and blamed "the Fake News Media" of being "unfair" and "so vicious" to the first lady after her recovery from surgery to treat a benign kidney condition. The invitation to the event was canceled over what Mr. Trump said is a disagreement on standing during the national anthem.

For victorious sports teams these days, the confetti and champagne are apt to be accompanied by a politically fraught question: Are you going to the White House? It slammed NFL players who demonstrated during the national anthem, which the Eagles had been part of much of last season.

President Donald Trump arrives for a "Celebration of America" event at the White House, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in Washington, in lieu of a Super Bowl celebration for the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles that he canceled.

There was more fallout from the feud on Tuesday. Eagles Center Jason Kelce said the team has been trying to stay focused on winning another Super Bowl.

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. "If this wasn't a political stunt by the Eagles franchise, then they wouldn't have planned to attend the event and then backed out at the last minute".

Coach Doug Pederson had met with the team recently to gauge what the feeling around the locker room might be.

"What you've seen and what you've heard is enough", Pederson said when reporters tried to follow up.

In response to Trump's allegations, former Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Torrey Smith noted an Eagles player did not kneel last season.

Finally, he held up a sign filled with the names of prominent National Football League social justice advocates, calling them "True Patriots" and in subsequent signs marking how those National Football League players helped make America a better place. One idea that was considered during those talks was having a group of players meet with the president to discuss issues of importance to them. 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.

After the public called Fox out for spreading false information, Christopher Wallace, the executive producer of FOX News @ Night with Shannon Bream, has now admitted that the network made a mistake during their Monday night broadcast when they used footage of Eagles players kneeling during a segment about Trump's cancellation.

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