Trump Pauses Sunday Golf & Tweets At NFL Kickoff Like An Insecure 8 Year Old Boy

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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!’

Trump has had a beef with the NFL for decades. First, he convinced the members of the USFL to play in the fall instead of the spring, because he thought that would bring him better ratings. Then, he sued the NFL claiming that the league hogged the stadiums and its “TV rights violated anti-trust laws,” former USFL Executive Director Steve Ehrhart said, according to CNN:

“Donald was the guy who was poking that big bear. He was a disruptor. He’s been that all his life.’

The former team owner won his case, but when it came down to the last bit of the 26-page decision, Trump found the jury had awarded him just $1 in damages. Ehrhart said:
‘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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