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I’m guessing Fox News’ pardon is already in the works

Tim Dagit of Chester Springs, Pa. holds up an Philadelphia Eagles jersey for quarterback Carson Wentz during the "Celebration of America" event on the South Lawn of the White House. Trump quickly scheduled the event with military bands after canceling a visit with the Philadelphia Eagles. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)

The White House event to honor the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles went on without the Eagles after many of them said they would not attend, prompting the president to cancel their invitation altogether.

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In his dis-invitation, the president wrote, “They disagree with their President because he insists that they proudly stand for the national anthem.”

So, there were no football players at the ceremony but he still gave the crowd something to cheer for. Low unemployment numbers!

“Lowest African-American unemployment in the history of our country. Lowest Hispanic numbers,” he said.

He was making the point that football players shouldn’t be kneeling in protest when the economy is doing so well.

But the real puzzler is why the Philadelphia Eagles suddenly became the poster team for taking a knee when no one on that team took a knee. I hope it wasn’t that clip on Fox News.

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During a report on the president canceling the Eagles trip to the White House, Fox News showed unrelated footage of players kneeling in prayer. No members of the team knelt in protest during the National Anthem throughout the season.

“We sincerely apologize for the error,” a Fox News anchor said.

Hey, forget it. My guess is your pardon is already in the works.

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