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Too late to get some crisis actors in?

Too late to get some crisis actors in?

by digby


The Philadelphia Eagles didn't want to go to the White House because they can't stand the president in dozens of different ways, not just because of the take a knee movement. One player told Jake Tapper that they didn't even discuss that.

Sarah Huckabee Sanders said today that they were just trying to embarrass the president. Apparently, she is unaware that he embarrasses himself and the United States every minute of every day.

Here's the big celebration of Trump's Eagle fans:


Yeah. You'll recall that Trump hired actors for his presidential campaign announcement.

Fox News tweeted a video of Eagles players kneeling. But it was fake news:

As you can see, there are a number of still shots of Eagles players (and former Eagles players — a 2016 picture of Jordan Matthews is included for some reason) kneeling in this video. Clearly, the Eagles are being incredibly disrespectful to America!

Except they’re not. They’re not even kneeling during the National Anthem. Those photos are pictures of players praying in pregame warmups. I know this because I was at the games. Players from both teams stand on the sideline facing the flag during warmups. No one is kneeling in the end zone.

Eagles tight end Zach Ertz, who caught the game-winning touchdown in Super Bowl LII, reacted to the images of him being used in this clip.


And then there's this, from our alleged uber-patriot:


He sings "stand beside me" instead of "stand beside her"

He doesn't know the words to the national anthem either:

Did I mention that he is an embarrassment every minute of every day?