Kellyanne Conway may be an Eagles fan, but the Eagles aren't Trump fans.
White House counselor Kellyanne Conway can’t help but mix her Philadelphia Eagles fandom with political cheap shots, as she did Thursday by disrespecting NFL players who protest racism, including the Eagles players who will be boycotting her boss.
During an appearance on “Fox & Friends,” Conway expressed excitement about the Eagles’ Super Bowl victory over the New England Patriots, but she couldn’t just leave it at that.
“I just want to note that all through the season, not a single Eagle fan took a knee during the National Anthem,” Conway claimed, even though it is impossible for her to know that.
“It’s been a very prayerful team. Carson Wentz and Nick Foles are very out in the open how prayerful they are. It’s been a delight for Eagles fans everywhere.”
Conway’s claim about Eagles fans is absurd. It is a fact that NFL fans have been overwhelmingly supportive of the players’ right to protest.
Conway’s co-opting of the Eagles also disrespects that team’s players, who protested Trump strongly during the season, and several of whom will boycott the traditional visit to the White House later this year.
Her attempt to contrast those who protest racism with those who are “prayerful” is also belied by the role black religious leaders have played in the fight against racism.
Trump has been vicious and dishonest in his attacks on NFL players, and Kellyanne Conway took the Eagles’ moment of triumph to do the same.