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White House accuses “vast majority” of Eagles team of abandoning fans

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Eagles players preparing to take the field. Photo: Steve Dykes/Getty Images

The White House accused Philadelphia Eagles players of abandoning a "vast majority" of their fans in a statement from Press Secretary Sarah Sanders Tuesday, after the team notified them a "tiny handful" of representatives would not make the White House visit.

Why it matters: This is the latest example of President Trump lashing out at an NFL organization for protesting on the field. Last night, Trump announced that the Eagles would not be attending the traditional Super Bowl celebration because they "disagree" with his insistence that players stand for the national anthem.