Donald Trump is now infamous for getting butthurt over the slightest criticism or rejection, so we can only imagine how much he’s obsessing over the fact that many of the Eagles football players, who just won the Super Bowl, are resisting the traditional White House visit to see the president.
The latest player on the team to speak out against Trump is Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who didn’t hesitate to announce on national television that he had no desire to see Trump or even be close to him.
Jenkins told CNN’s Van Jones:
I think everybody has their own opinion when it comes to this presidency. I’m not very excited about getting my picture taken with him. This is a celebratory event where we come, the President comes in, shakes a couple hands, takes a picture and leaves. And I’m just not interested in that. You know, it’s just not worth my time. I’d rather spend my time working with whoever on these issues that we’ve been fighting for.”
Jones asked Jenkins about his extensive advocacy in criminal justice reform, asking if he would be willing to meet with Trump to discuss that issue. Jenkins stated that he would make an exception for that. He explained:
Where that work is is where I’ll be. I mean, if I wouldn’t, then what is it that I’m trying to get accomplished? So, if you can go directly to the President of the United States and talk about these issues that are plaguing our communities, I think that’s a responsibility for us regardless of how you feel about somebody on a personal level.”
You can watch Jenkins condemn Trump in front of everyone below:
#SuperBowl champion Malcolm Jenkins says a photo op with President Trump to celebrate the #PhiladelphiaEagles‘ victory is “not worth my time”
Van Jones talks with Jenkins tonight at 7 p.m. ET on #VanJonesShow pic.twitter.com/J5jrXii6CM @newnewspage
— Breaking News (@newnewspage) February 10, 2018
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