College students and other fans who watch the national college football championship game in Atlanta are in for a big surprise. Just as blizzards and unusual snowstorms have struck throughout the nation, there is another blizzard coming to Donald Trump via the TV screens and in person during his visit to the upcoming big game.
Football fans will be wearing their teams’ colors of crimson, white, red, and black. Atlanta’s NAACP chapter wants to send a message of a different color, though. The organization wants those in the stands for the College Football Playoff title game in Atlanta to hold up white towels and wave them to “simulate a blizzard.”
The NAACP planned this as one of a number of protests when Trump attends the big blowout between the University of Alabama and the University of Georgia. It is also encouraging people to wear white as a way of mocking the name the president’s supporters use to describe anyone against 45, “snowflakes.”
In addition, the NAACP urged fans in the stadium to hold up anti-Trump signs.
A second group, Refuse Fascism ATL, plans to “take a knee against Trump” as they protest outside of CNN’s world headquarters, which is located close to the stadium, prior to the kickoff.
Refuse Fascism describes itself on its Facebook page as:
‘A movement of people coming together from diverse perspectives, united in our recognition that the Trump/Pence Regime poses a catastrophic danger to humanity and the planet and that it is our responsibility to drive them from power.’
Last year, Vice President Mike Pence left an NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers when some of the 49ers took a knee during the national anthem. The players’ purpose was to peacefully protest police violence against black members of their communities.
Trump twisted the football players’ intent and said that it was to disrespect American service members. He was wrong.
Donald Trump has been openly racist. Last November, he spoiled a ceremony at the White House intended to honor Navajo veterans of World War II. He used a racial slur to refer to Senator Elizabeth Warren as “Pocahontas.”
The president has also brought his dirty racist lie into the public again, questioning President Barack Obama’s right to the presidency, saying he was born in Africa. Trump seemed to think that America’s first black president had no right to the presidency, simply because he is black.
Trump retweeted an unverified anti-Muslim video from a British right-wing extremist group. The New York Times reported:
‘The videos were tweeted out by the account held by Jayda Fransen, the deputy leader of the far-right U.K. political party “Britain First,” which is known for promoting an anti-Islam, anti-immigration and nationalist agenda.’
The New York Times continued:
‘These are not mistakes. These are not coincidences. This is not mere bungling. These are revelations of the soul. This is who Trump is and who he has always been. This is who he was before he entered politics, and who he remains.’
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