The event, originally meant to honor the Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles, was changed after the majority of the team declined to attend the event due to a disagreement with Trump over NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
Long, victor of the NFL Players Association community MVP, said sometimes people who are affected by the issues or don't know much about the subject, they don't want to hear about it.
Long was one of the players who wasn't going to visit the White House (and didn't go in 2017 when he was with the Patriots), making his displeasure with the President clear for several years.
Her husband on Wednesday lashed out about the rumors, though he wrongly said the news media had reported them.
- Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 6, 2018.Four reporters spotted Melania in the White House last week walking merrily along to a meeting.
There was at least one common theme - a united front. "I was looking forward to going down". Jenkins stopped protesting during the national anthem after that partnership was forged. I think that's important.
No Eagles players took a knee during the national anthem last season.
Trump had always been leery of the Eagles' planned visit to the White House, in part because the team's owner, Jeffrey Lurie, has been a Trump critic, and because several players have been vocal critics of the league's new policy that requires players to stand if they're on the field during the national anthem or else stay in the locker room.
"I can't speak for other players", Pederson said.
Several New England Patriots players, including quarterback Tom Brady, did not attend their White House celebration past year, although a vast majority of the team was in attendance.
On Tuesday, the first lady strolled into a White House event Monday for military families and swept away the wild speculation that she was incapacitated or had otherwise vanished. "If you don't go, you run the risk of branding yourself as not having enough respect for the office".
Minutes before Tuesday's replacement event, White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders accused the Eagles of preforming a "political stunt" by boycotting the celebration before Trump even considered cancelling it, according to the New York Times.
"An opportunity, I think, was floated around as an idea", Jenkins said of a sit-down with President Donald Trump.
The locker room availbility Wednesday ended with more questions than concrete answers. "There's men who have a lot who give back to people with a lot less". She spent five days in the hospital before returning to the White House on May 19 to continue her recuperation.