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White House / Football Team Visit #1126381

ABC Evening News for Tuesday, Jun 05, 2018
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(Studio: David Muir) Report introduced.

(White House: Jonathan Karl) President Trump's cancellation of the White House visit by the Super Bowl-winning Philadelphia Eagles football team & replacing it with a "Celebration of America" event featured; scenes shown of the singing of the national anthem with a White House statement & a response from Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins quoted. [In response to Karl's question, White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee SANDERS - says this was a political stunt by the Eagles, who backed out of the invitation.] Trump's focus on the NFL & the anthem issues noted; photos of Eagles players kneeling shown; tweet from Eagles; Zach Ertz† about praying before a game quoted. [Pro basketball player LeBron JAMES - says neither NBA team will go to the White House.] A statement from mayor Jim Kenney† critical of Trump discussed,

Muir, David;
Karl, Jonathan

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