The Eagles said they were sending 81 people to the White House then 24 hours before the event they said that only a handful would be attending including their mascot. This was a slap in the face to the Trump Administration as it was very clear what the Eagles were doing and that is they were trying to make a political statement and boycott the event. Trump said fine and decided to cancel the event all together versus having around five members of the squad, including the owner, at a supposed celebration. Instead Trump turned it around and made it a celebration about our flag and National Anthem and it went off extremely well.
The Eagles started the debacle, but the media blamed it on President Trump. This is of course nothing new as they always sing off the same song sheet. Their problem is that they don’t understand that the whole event played right into Trump’s base, so he came out smelling like roses regardless of the effort they put into tearing him down. Trump beat the media again.