OPINION BY: KAREEM RAHMAN
It’s sad that this is what our Country has come to, but here we are. Just two days after the Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl, questions started swirling about whether the Philadelphia Eagles would make the annual Super Bowl winner’s trip to the White House to visit the sitting President Of The United States or not. Coming off of last season’s national anthem controversy, many players on the Eagles team made their positions clear a long time ago. They were not making the trip to the White House this year. Many more players on the team likely came to the same conclusion after last week’s new NFL national anthem policy was announced by the NFL commissioner and owners. My guess, less than half of the Eagles players and staff were still planning to make the White House visit. News was already floating around about it. Clearly Donald Trump was unhappy with the number of players and staff who were still scheduled to appear. And even clearer, Donald Trump couldn’t allow anyone to think this was the case, especially not his MAGA base. He needed to make it look like he didn’t want the Eagles to visit, not the other way around. His ego would not allow that. So Trump and the WH decided to beat the Eagles to the punch before their scheduled visit in a few days by releasing this statement:
This president is not liked, and he just can’t grasp hold of why. Here’s a hint, maybe it’s because you throw tantrums like an 8-year old child when you can’t get your way. How do you refuse a person the right to stand (or kneel) for what they believe in and then expect them to come kiss your ass? That may work in the world of job-seeking ass-kissers in Trump world, but this is America, and in America people have a right to not want to be around someone they do not like or respect and put on a fake smile and kiss ass. This president wants to be a dictator. Here’s the thing about dictators, Mr. Trump. Nobody loves or even likes them. No one voluntarily comes to a party they are invited to by a dictator. They go because they are forced. No matter how many people show up to your rallies and yell at the top of their lungs, you are not loved, liked, or respected in the real world….you would know that if you stepped outside of your protective bubble of ass-kissers every once in a while. Kudos to the Eagles! I respect my hometown team even more for standing up for what they believe in. This is a democracy not a dictatorship. YOU CAN’T FORCE PEOPLE TO LIKE YOU AND PLAY WITH YOU NO MATTER HOW MUCH YOU CRY AND THREATEN TO TAKE YOUR BALL AND GO HOME! Your parents should’ve taught you that a long time ago! Enjoy your marching band and hordes of ass-kissing nobodies, because the people whose attention and adoration you crave so dearly will never want to hang out with you. Never did, never will.