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Whiny White House staffers claim the Philadelphia Eagles were trying to ‘humiliate’ Trump

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Trump administration officials claim the Philadelphia Eagles’ attempts to “humiliate” the president led to the team being disinvited from a White House event just before it was scheduled to happen.

Politico reported Tuesday that when the White House learned the previously 81-person delegation from the team representing the City of Brotherly Love had been reduced to “just two or three players” and the team’s owner and mascot, Donald Trump had a change of heart about the event.

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“We feel like they wanted to publicly humiliate the White House and the president,” one White House official told Politico.

The event that had been in the making for months “started to fall apart,” Politico noted, when the Eagles on Friday began suggesting alternate dates for the event after players began dropping out.

“The suggested dates were seen, internally, as an attempt to get out of a photo-op with President Donald Trump,” the report continued. “All of the new dates proposed were during the period when Trump is scheduled to travel to Singapore to meet with North Korean leader Kim Jong-un.”

“Finally, the president said it was BS,” another official said. Other staffers that spoke with Politico said some in the administration were taken by surprise at the last-minute guest change, and people in the press shop were reportedly given only a few minutes notice before the official White House statement announcing the cancellation went out on Monday afternoon.

Later that same evening, Trump tweeted about the snub.

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“The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House,” he wrote. “Unfortunately, only a small number of players decided to come, and we canceled the event. Staying in the Locker Room for the playing of our National Anthem is as disrespectful to our country as kneeling. Sorry!”

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Louisiana Democrat re-elected governor — despite Trump’s rallies for the Republican candidate

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The Associated Press has called the Lousiana's governor's race for incumbent Democrat John Bel Edwards.

Edwards triumphed over Republican businessman Eddie Rispone, who called to concede.

The outcome is another major political loss for President Donald Trump, who had held multiple campaign rallies for Rispone.

During his most recent rally, Trump begged the crowd to give him a "big win" in the election.

Eddie Rispone has conceded the #lagov race to Gov. John Bel Edwards, giving the Democrat four more years in ruby red Louisiana despite Trump’s best efforts to flip the seat. Edwards camp says Rispone called minutes ago to concede. #lagov #lalege

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Press secretary says it is ‘dangerous for the country’ to question whether she is putting out honest info

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Press secretary Stephanie Grisham on Saturday argued it was "dangerous for the country" for anyone to challenge the veracity of her claims.

Grisham made her argument after President Donald Trump went to Walter Reed Hospital for an unannounced doctor's visit, resulting in a great deal of speculation.

Following the visit, Grisham claimed Trump was "healthy" and "without complaints" -- a claim many found unlikely as the president has spent a good deal of time as president airing his many grievances.

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Sondland used WhatsApp to communicate with Ukraine — and won’t turn over the messages: report

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Ambassador Gordon Sondland used WhatsApp to send encrypted messages to a top Ukranian official, The Washington Post reported Saturday.

The communication occurred with Andriy Yermak, a top aide to President Volodymr Zelensky, when Sondland was in Kyiv, the newspaper reported.

"Sondland was also texting back and forth on WhatsApp with Yermak throughout the trip, and had been communicating with other Ukrainian officials over the messaging app in the preceding and subsequent months, according to people familiar with his interactions," The Post reported.

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