White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders slammed the Philadelphia Eagles during Tuesday's press briefing, accusing the team of engaging in a "political stunt."
During the briefing, ABC News’ Jon Karl asked if President Donald Trump was aware that not a single player from the Eagles team had taken a knee during the national anthem all season long.
"There were 80 members of the Eagles' organization that RSVPd and committed to attend this event as recently as Friday as well as over 1,000 fans of the Eagles' organization," Sanders said. "The Eagles, are the ones that tried to change their commitment at the 11th hour and the president frankly thinks that the fans deserve better than that and therefore we changed the ceremony to be a focus on celebrating our great country."
Karl persisted in obnoxious fashion, interrupting another reporter that Sanders had called on, suggesting to Sanders that something bigger was going on as Lebron James and Stephon Curry have indicated their NBA teams will also not travel to the White House.
"Look, if this wasn't a political stunt by the Eagles' franchise then they wouldn't have planned to attend the event and backed out at the last minute," Sanders replied. "If it wasn't a political stunt then they wouldn't have attempted to reschedule the visit when they knew the president was going to be overseas and if this wasn't a political stunt they wouldn't have waited until Monday, well after 1,000 of their fans had traveled and taken time out of their schedules to offer only a tiny handful of representatives to attend the event."