Brady dismisses Trump during visit to Eagles

"I don't believe what the White House says anymore."

Justin Udo
June 05, 2018 - 2:18 pm
U.S. Rep. Bob Brady

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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) — Instead of spending their Tuesday at the White House, members of the Philadelphia Eagles were in South Philadelphia at the Novacare Center for off-season team activities, or OTAs.

The team didn't see the president, but they did get a visit from another political figure, Pennsylvania U.S. Rep. Bob Brady.

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On his way out of the center for a meeting about the Eagles' ring ceremony, Brady weighed in on President Donald Trump's decision to uninvite the Super Bowl champions from a ceremony at the White House with less than 24 hours' notice. 

"I got disinvited," Brady said. "I told them I wasn't going. I wasn't going to go, but that's me."

Trump said Monday that part of the reason he rescinded the invitation is because of because of NFL players' protests during the national anthem.

"No Eagle's got down on one knee. None of them did that," Brady said.

White House officials say the visit was canceled because of disinterest from Eagles players, but Brady is not buying it.

"I don't believe what the White House says anymore. Sorry," Brady said.