What they're saying: Eagles players react to canceled White House event

Two Eagles football players on the field in uniform
Alshon Jeffery #17 and Torrey Smith #82 of the Philadelphia Eagles. Photo: Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images

Several Philadelphia Eagles players, the Philadelphia Mayor, and other prominent figures have criticized President Trump for canceling the Super Bowl champions' celebration at the White House last minute. The White House is blaming the team for the canceled meeting, saying the Eagles tried to reschedule at the last second to a time that the president was out of the country.

The big picture: Originally, Trump said he canceled the meeting because the players "disagree" with his insistence that they stand for the national anthem — but not one Eagles player knelt during the national anthem for the entirety of the season. Sarah Sanders later accused the Eagles of "pulling a political stunt" in her Tuesday briefing.