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Politicians react as Trump disinvites Eagles; Kenney calls president 'fragile egomaniac'

Politicians react as Trump disinvites Eagles; Kenney calls president 'fragile egomaniac'

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

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• 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

Brandon Graham's daughter is adorably sad about Dad going to Eagles training camp this week

Brandon Graham's daughter is adorably sad about Dad going to Eagles training camp this week

The lives of professional athletes are often glamorized because they’re paid lots of money. But a big paycheck doesn’t make them any less human.

And it certainly doesn’t make their kids miss them less when they have to head out to work.

Eagles defensive end Brandon Graham shared a glimpse into what parting with his daughter Emerson for training camp looked like on Monday.

The Eagles are set to report to the NovaCare Complex for camp on Wednesday. Most Eagles fans can’t wait for the Birds to get back to work. Emerson is understandably a little less excited.

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Eagle Eye podcast: Finding a role for Darren Sproles

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Eagle Eye podcast: Finding a role for Darren Sproles

On this edition of Eagle Eye, Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro give their opinions about the Eagles’ bringing back Darren Sproles. 

They also take a look at current and former Eagles’ chances of making it to the Hall of Fame. Remembering training camp heroes from the past. 

Also, if they could add one all-time Eagle to this team, who would it be? 

2:30: Sproles is back
12:00: Which Eagles are HOF worthy? 
26:00: Remembering training camp heroes
38:00: This year’s nominees 
42:30: If you could add a former player to roster
45:00: Roob was a band/beer judge 

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