The Memo: Trump stokes culture wars over national anthem

By: Niall Stanage,  The Hill
June 5, 2018

...The pro- and anti-Trump camps did find one area of common ground on the specific question of the Eagles event. There was wide agreement that Trump had little choice but to rescind the invitation after it became clear that only a small number of Eagles players were willing to attend.

“This is not a disinvitation. They have chosen not to go,” said Grant Farred, a Cornell University professor who has written widely about sport and race. 

“The majority of players have said no. This is an embarrassment of Trump and they have forced his hand,” Farred added approvingly.

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