It didn't take long for Philadelphia mayor Jim Kenney to make a statement once President Donald Trump disinvited the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles from visiting the White House on Tuesday.
Trump announced in a statement earlier Monday that the Eagles would not be coming to the White House after all due to a handful of players refusing to come.
Kenney made his statement shortly after, not mincing words for his displeasure towards President Trump's decision.
“The Eagles call the birthplace of our democracy home, so it’s no surprise that this team embodies everything that makes our country and our city great. Their athletic accomplishments on the field led to an historic victory this year. Fans all across the country rallied behind them because we like to root for the underdog and we feel joy when we see the underdogs finally win. I’m equally proud of the Eagles’ activism off the field. These are players who stand up for the causes they believe in and who contribute in meaningful ways to their community. They represent the diversity of our nation—a nation in which we are free to express our opinions.
“Disinviting them from the White House only proves that our President is not a true patriot, but a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend.
“City Hall is always open for a celebration.”
Perhaps the Eagles will take Kenney up on the offer, as the team seems to always be down for a spirited celebration after capturing the franchise's first Super Bowl Championship four months ago to the date on Monday.