Just a few hours after the Philadelphia Eagles winning Super Bowl LII – their first in franchise history — there was discussion about whether a few players may skip on an invitation to the White House.
Safety Malcolm Jenkins stated on Monday he didn’t “anticipate” going to any occasion held at the White House, however he additionally cleared up it was not tied in with sending a particular political message to President Donald Trump:
“I don’t have a message for the president. My message has been clear all year. I’m about creating positive change in the communities that I come from, whether that be Philadelphia, New Jersey, Ohio, Louisiana, or this entire country.
I want to see changes in our criminal justice system, I want to see us push for economical and educational advancement in communities of color and low-income communities, and I want to see our relationships between our communities and our law enforcement be advanced.
However, Jenkins is set to show up on CNN’s “Van Jones Show” on Saturday evening, and the preview demonstrates he has made things a stride further.
Saying he simply wasn’t extremely excited for this particular president, Jenkins said that a team triumph photograph wouldn’t be “worth my time” and that he’d rather utilize that opportunity to go up against real problems.
However, at that point, Jones attempted to turn the tables on Jenkins, asking whether he would go to an Oval Office meeting on the off chance that he was invited to discuss how to fix one of the “main problems” near his heart — criminal justice reform.
Jenkins reacted by putting his cash where his mouth was: “I think I would definitely consider it. If I wouldn’t, then what is it I’m trying to get accomplished?”
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