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White House / Football Team Visit / A Discussion #1125616

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A Keeping Them Honest look at President Trump's cancellation of the visit by the Super Bowl winning football team the Philadelphia Eagles because of the national anthem issue introduced; Trump statement & tweet that WAS wrong quoted. [White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - accuses the Eagles of a political stunt.] An Eagles player quoted. [Basketball player LeBron JAMES - says neither NBA basketball team will go to the White House.] [Five times TRUMP - criticizes players disrespecting the flag.]

(Studio: Anderson Cooper; White House: Jim Acosta) Trump's political stunt with White House events making patriotism an issue to drive up the base, how no Eagles took a knee during the anthem discussed.

(Studio: Anderson Cooper) Live discussion held with CNN's conservative Paris Dennard & former Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter about Trump & the NFL. [NUTTER - offers views on how Trump canceled the event & planned to disinvite the Eagles.] [DENNARD - says the president is raising the cultural issue, that the Eagles did not go as a team.] [NUTTER, DENNARD - bucker over which side was carrying out a political stunt, whether there is a racial component to this matter.]

Cooper, Anderson;
Acosta, Jim

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