Everyone’s got an opinion on President Trump uninviting the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles to the White House.
Some who criticize the move make rational arguments, while others are just . . . out there.
Like Dan Rather. The disgraced former newsman thinks Trump’s decision is “akin to McCarthyism.” Oh, and Puerto Rico! Plus, global warming!
In a weird post on Twitter, Rather covered a lot of topics. “Trump disinvites Eagles from White House – while millions of Americans hurt. Puerto Rico suffers. Allies fret. The planet warms. He uses our National Anthem to sow disunity in what’s supposed to be the UNITED States of America. I think history will mark it as akin to McCarthyism,” Rather wrote late Monday.
So, just to be clear, Trump deciding to uninvite the Eagles (in a supreme diss, fewer than 10 players were planning to show up), is comparable to McCarthyism, when Sen. Joe McCarthy persecuted suspected communists in America, leading to blacklists and ending as a very dark blot on the nation’s history.
Uh, yeah, OK.
For the record, here’s what Trump said:
The Philadelphia Eagles are unable to come to the White House with their full team to be celebrated tomorrow. They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country. The Eagles wanted to send a smaller delegation, but the 1,000 fans planning to attend the event deserve better. These fans are still invited to the White House to be part of a different type of ceremony—one that will honor our great country, pay tribute to the heroes who fight to protect it, and loudly and proudly play the National Anthem. I will be there at 3:00 p.m. with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus to celebrate America.