Locker Room Talk

They took a knee! (Actually, they didn’t.) They let down their fans! (Nope.) They don’t respect the military (Of course they do.) The Philadelphia Eagles got disinvited from the White House today, and the administration has offered a series of odd (and false) reasons why. In the grand scheme of things, it’s a small story. But it’s informative of a broader issue: The administration’s constant misleading statements about everything. How did the White House go from playing Fly, Eagles, Fly to It’s My Party and I’ll Cry if I Want To? Here’s a hint: Fewer than five of the Eagles planned to attend. President Trump continued to stoke the fire this morning: “The White House, with the United States Marine Band and the United States Army Chorus. Honoring America! NFL, no escaping to Locker Rooms!” (Too bad, because at this point, America could use a shower…)

+ Dictator’s Gonna Dictate: And now, on to the misleading statements that might matter, a lot. “For nearly a year, the denials from President Trump’s lawyers and spokeswoman were unequivocal. No, the president did not dictate a misleading statement released in his son’s name. ‘He certainly didn’t dictate,’ said the White House press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders. Well, it turns out he dictated.

+ “Special Counsel Robert Mueller says the longtime Trump associate tried to tamper with witnesses.” And that could land Paul Manafort in jail. (For the rest of us, it’s yet another teachable moment: “Don’t commit crimes. But if you do, don’t back up the evidence of your crimes to Apple or Google’s cloud.”)

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