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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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England pubs reopen on US Independence Day — after first nationwide closure since 1665’s Great Plague

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The streets of Soho filled with merry drinkers in London on Saturday and the pubs of Manchester were packed as England's hospitality sector returned from a three-month coronavirus hiatus.

"It feels amazing," said Leo Richard Bill, a soldier, after getting through the door of one of London's buzziest restaurants on the Thames River's popular south bank.

"It’s been what, like three months since... me and everyone else haven’t been able to get outside and have a good time. So yeah, it feels good to get amongst it," he said.

Parts of London and other cities, deserted during lockdown, sprang to life as people dressed up and came out for "Super Saturday" -- the day England's hospitality sector reopened for the first time since March.

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Trump’s angry words and Coronavirus surge darken Independence Day weekend in America

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The United States marked an unusually somber Independence Day on Saturday, with President Donald Trump bashing domestic opponents and China -- but praising the country's coronavirus response, despite a record surge in cases.

Across the country, virus fears dampened or nixed Main Street parades, backyard barbecues and family reunions on a day when Americans typically celebrate their 1776 declaration of independence from Britain.

Instead of adopting a unifying tone, Trump -- facing a tough re-election and eager to mobilize his political base -- railed against protesters demanding racial justice after unarmed African American George Floyd was killed by a white police officer.

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‘Spoiler’ Kanye West mocked for running for president against his pal Trump: ‘2020 never fails to disappoint’

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President Donald Trump appears to have lost the support of one of his most well-known Black supporters as Kanye West announced on Saturday that he is running for president.

“We must now realize the promise of America by trusting God, unifying our vision and building our future. I am running for president of the United States,” West posted on Twitter, with the hashtag #2020VISION.

The musician was mocked for his presidential bid, here's some of what people were saying:

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