Trump Calls Off Eagles Visit over Anthem Dispute
Trump says the team wanted to send a smaller delegation, but fans who planned to attend "deserve better."
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WASHINGTON (AP) — Digging deeper into a culture war that he’s repeatedly stoked, President Donald Trump on Monday called off a visit by the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House Tuesday, citing the dispute over whether NFL players must stand during the playing of the national anthem. Trump said in a statement that some members of the Super Bowl championship team “disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National…