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President Donald Trump disinvited the Eagles to the White House on Monday night (see story) and it didn't take long at all for local politicians to react.

And democratic Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney was the most pointed in his response, calling Trump "a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend."

Here is Pennsylvania Senator Bob Casey (D) offering the team an alternative.

U.S. representative Brendan Boyle, a Democrat from Philly, had an even stronger response.

"You even make a championship team visiting the White House all about you," Boyle said, via NBC News. "What is wrong with you? Seriously, what condition do you have?"

Boyle also extended an invite and will apparently be bearing gifts.

Several Eagles, notably Malcolm Jenkins and Chris Long, have been very outspoken regarding criminal justice reform, and Pa. attorney general Josh Shapiro (D) is offering them another alternative.

Republican Lou Barletta, who represents Pennsylvania's 11th Congressional District, tweeted:

Late Monday night, the president reiterated his stance in a tweet:


More on White House trip, anthem

• Citing anthem protests, Trump disinvites Eagles

Eagles release statement after invite rescinded

• Players react to Eagles' White House trip being axed

• Eagles saw honor of White House visit

• Trump's anthem comments put Eagles in tough spot

• Lurie's statement on anthem policy fell short

• Jenkins, Long don't hold back on anthem policy

• Wentz was open to going to White House

 

• Jenkins didn't see visit as 'beneficial'

• How anthem policy affects Eagles