Donald Trump’s fee fees got hurt after the Philadelphia Eagles informed him that only a few representatives of the club would be coming to the White House to meet him. Trump processed this information maturely and decided to publicly un-invite the Eagles last night, and do a piece of counter-programming on the White House lawn this afternoon, claiming that all the Eagles’ “fans” were still invited. The purported fans who showed up were actually staffers from the White House and the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, according to an email obtained by ABC News. The entire event lasted seven minutes, wherein Trump bragged about himself and didn’t even mention the Eagles to their alleged fans. Meanwhile the Eagles have been warmly invited elsewhere by other, real public servants — and twitter called Trump out on his lies about who really attended the “Celebration of America.”
I’m proud of what the @Eagles accomplished this year. I’m skipping this political stunt at the White House and just invited the Eagles to Congress. @Eagles How about a tour of the Capitol? https://t.co/niWR7zkSYx
— Senator Bob Casey (@SenBobCasey) June 4, 2018
— US Rep Brendan Boyle (@RepBrendanBoyle) June 4, 2018
And the rest of twitter chimed in about the so-called fans at the event.
— Tim Furlong (@tfurlong) June 5, 2018
My guess is (seriously) every Republican congressional summer intern. https://t.co/PbW5tqim6j
— Tyler Jones (@TylerMJones) June 5, 2018
There isn’t one Black person in the crowd. https://t.co/8Oungnc48S
— Matt (@MattNowak1) June 5, 2018
looks like the 'before' crowd at a Hair Club For Men commercial casting call https://t.co/y1xOUWpUBL
— d.merrill@AnimeNEXT (@terebifunhouse) June 5, 2018
Guess what? This scene is going to repeat itself in a few months when basketball season is over.
“I know whoever wins this series, no one wants an invite.”
Curry later said he agrees.pic.twitter.com/pqoBbmkgde
— Dov Kleiman (@NFL_DovKleiman) June 5, 2018
“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,” [Philadelphia Mayor Jim] Kenney added.
Additionally, television anchors Shep Smith and Jake Tapper, who’s from Philly, called Trump out on his smear that the Eagles knelt before games.
Today’s show on the White House lawn was an unqualified disaster.