Donald Trump wields the power of his office as president of these United States to bludgeon private businesses. He has a history of going after anyone who said negative things about him. Yet, what he just did was far, far worse
‘You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country…the NFL owners did the right thing” -President
“You have to stand proudly for the National Anthem. You shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe they shouldn’t be in the country…the NFL owners did the right thing” -President @realDonaldTrump pic.twitter.com/bt36t4EX5u
— FOX & friends (@foxandfriends) May 24, 2018
The NFL has just capitulated to 45, and now they have forbidden players from taking a knee or face the consequences of a serious fine. Let us remember that they are taking a knee in honorable, silent protest to draw attention to police violence against black Americans.
Trump sent his handmaiden, Vice President Mike Pence to a football game. Then, when some of the football players took a knee, he stood up with “mother” aka his wife, and walked out.
Several of the teams owners have rebelled against the commander-in-chief’s command. Instead, they said “No.” Bullies do not quite know what to do with someone not turning tail and running.
The NFL said that they compromised, and players can remain in the locker room during the national anthem. There should be no compromise on something so wrong.
Players have been exercising their rights under the First Amendment to free speech. Trump turned their actions upside-down, and said they were not patriotic, but these NFL players are actually being very patriotic. This is what soldiers do for a fallen member of their group.
Twitter world went wild after Trump bullied the NFL into a compromise. Check out some of our favorites below:
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