During a rally on Friday for Alabama Senate candidate Luther Strange, the president made a comment that caused him a whirlwind of trouble. Trump suggested that NFL players who choose to kneel for the national anthem should be fired. Trump stated:
‘Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now.”’
That was not the only attack that the president issued against athletes. In a Saturday morning tweet, Trump stated that Golden State Warriors players, Stephen Curry, is no longer welcome to attend the White House. The humorous part is that Curry told reporters on Friday that he doesn’t even want to attend, so the president rescinding his invitation means nothing to the basketball player.
The NAACP spoke out against Trump, defending the NBA All-Star on Twitter.
Trump’s remarks were not taken lightly, drawing lots of criticism from other professional athletes. Among them was LeBron James, who tweeted the president, calling him a “bum” and stating that “going to the White House was a great honor until you showed up!”
You can see some of the Twitter responses to the NAACP’s tweet below.
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