Stephen Colbert breaks down Donald Trump’s Eagles tantrum

The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, courtesy of CBS
The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, courtesy of CBS /

After Donald Trump uninvited the Eagles from a visit to the White House for kneeling during the anthem, Stephen Colbert spoke on everything wrong with that.

The Philadelphia Eagles have been punished by the president of the United States… for something they didn’t even do!

Last night on The Late Show, host Stephen Colbert spoke about what happened between the Eagles and Donald Trump during the opening monologue. Although the Eagles were set to visit the White House for a planned trip, Trump abruptly cancelled the meeting. His reasoning was that the Eagles kneeled during the National Anthem at their NFL games. But as Colbert reveals, none of the Eagles had kneeled during any of the games, and the kneeling players were all on other football teams.

Humorously enough, that didn’t stop Fox News from running with the story. They presented a photo of a few players kneeling on the field. Their narrative was destroyed however when one of the players tweeted that they were actually praying in the photo, which was taken well before the anthem. In any case, once Trump realized he was wrong, he then tweeted an accusation that the players stayed in the locker room during the anthem, which was just as “disrespectful.”

Colbert dives deeper, revealing that the only people from the Eagles even planning to attend were just a small handful. That includes only two or three players, the owner, and the team’s mascot. So Trump then scrambled to cancel the event, fumbling out an excuse as to why he had to cancel the meeting.

You can watch this monologue in the YouTube video below, courtesy of CBS.

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As for Colbert, you can always catch him on TV every single weeknight. Tune in when The Late Show with Stephen Colbert airs weeknights at 11:35 p.m. EST on CBS.