The president’s meltdown over the decision of some NFL players to protest racial injustice in the United States via sitting out the national anthem at games is continuing this Monday evening.
On Monday, CNN reported that the president’s chief of staff, retired General John Kelly, was discontented with his boss’ choice to go after NFL players in his speech at a rally for Republican Senate candidate Luther Strange last Friday, where he called players who choose to take a knee during the national anthem “sons of bitches.”
The president, ever one to take issue with press coverage that paints him in an even remotely negative light, rage tweeted against CNN for this report on Monday evening, while simultaneously going over his same talking points about how dastardly it supposedly is to sit out the anthem.
He wrote on Twitter:
@CNN is #FakeNews. Just reported COS (John Kelly) was opposed to my stance on NFL players disrespecting FLAG, ANTHEM, COUNTRY. Total lie! General John Kelly totally agrees w/ my stance on NFL players and the fact that they should not be disrespecting our FLAG or GREAT COUNTRY!’
The president of the United States is, quite simply, in no position to either go after private news organizations for not reporting stories according to his liking or to go after private citizens for not behaving how he would like them to. In America, we have something called freedom.
Check out Twitter’s response below.
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