Shapiro on Trump Nixing Eagles' WH Visit: He Has a Habit of Telling People, 'You Can't Quit, You're Fired'
President Trump on Monday announced that the Philadelphia Eagles will not visit the White House this week to celebrate the team's Super Bowl win amid the national anthem protest controversy.
Trump said in a statement the team is “unable” to attend because they don’t share his view that NFL players should “proudly stand for the National Anthem, hand on heart, in honor of the great men and women of our military and the people of our country."
The decision to disinvite the whole team marks the end of speculations of whether the Eagles would attend the White House in some capacity. The team reportedly wanted to send a small group of players, as multiple players previously stated they would not attend the ceremony.
The Philadelphia Eagles Football Team was invited to the White House. 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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) June 5, 2018
On "The Story" on Monday, conservative commentator Ben Shapiro said Trump has a habit of saying to people, "Well, you can't quit, you're fired."
"I'm not particularly shocked by the president's response to all of this," Shapiro said.
He added that he's never been a fan of sports teams visiting the White House, which he called "celebrity culture at its finest."
"I don't like Kim Kardashian at the White House, I don't like the Eagles at the White House, I don't like anybody who is famous for the sake of being famous at the White House," Shapiro said. "It seems to me that this is the people's house, where policy should be getting done, not a bunch of photo ops, whether it's Obama doing it or Bush doing it or President Trump doing it."
See Shapiro weigh in on the other big news of the day below.