It appears that everything that Donald Trump touches, he corrupts. Now, he has been on a tear over football. Is it fair for the would-be leader of the free world to use the power of his Twitter account to attack an individual or individuals or even an entire sport?
Trump tried to go up against the NFL when he bought the New Jersey Generals in 1983. His team played in the now-defunct United States Football League (USFL). Yet, he still holds a grudge against the NFL.
The president’s aggressive tweet failed to note that the ratings he mentioned were from Thursday and three days old. He completely neglected the higher weekend turnouts:
‘Wow, NFL first game ratings are way down over an already really bad last year comparison. Viewership declined 13%, the lowest in over a decade. If the players stood proudly for our Flag and Anthem, and it is all shown on broadcast, maybe ratings could come back? Otherwise worse!’
“Donald was the guy who was poking that big bear. He was a disruptor. He’s been that all his life.’
‘The NFL turned around and said it’s the $1 league and they brought out their media guns and just crushed us. It just broke the will of most of the owners. I don’t think Donald even likes to talk about it to this day. You just got to get on and get to the next thing and don’t dwell on what’s happened in the past.’
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