Trump Snarls At Black Athletes During Tuesday Morning Conniption Fit

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President Donald Trump continues to prove himself to be a blubbering imbecile who has no business anywhere near the White House. On Tuesday morning, the day after a disastrous (for him) interview with Axios’s Jonathan Swan aired on HBO, Trump took to Twitter to rant about… the national anthem. Hundreds and sometimes over 1,000 Americans a day are dying due to the Coronavirus, millions are struggling through a nationwide unemployment crisis, and more, but what’s Trump concerned about? The national anthem. Specifically, he yet again complained that some professional athletes have been launching peaceful protests around the playing of the anthem.

Trump tweeted:

‘People are not happy that players are not standing for our National Anthem!’

Who are these people who Trump is referring to? Trump makes things up all the time. Trump may have simply made this claim up as well. Athletes have launched peaceful protests during the playing of the national anthem in order to bring attention to issues of systematic racism in the United States; the protest gesture was first adopted by Colin Kaepernick in the NFL, and protests have subsequently been undertaken by athletes across professional sports, many of whom have been black. Throughout the peaceful protests, Trump has complained — once, Trump even ranted at a rally that the “sons of bitches” doing the peaceful protesting should be fired. It’s outrageously ridiculous for Trump to continually lose his cool over this issue while almost ignoring ones that actually have relevance for Americans’ lives.

In his Axios on HBO interview that aired this week, Trump — among other things — remembered the late Congressman John Lewis by complaining that he did not attend his inauguration, and he bizarrely tried to convince the interviewer that he “can’t” look at Coronavirus deaths as a proportion of population overall, which is a metric on which the U.S. is doing terrible. Trump never explained why you “can’t” look at that metric, but the implication, of course, is that even while Americans are dying, Trump is concerned about his public image.

Check out Twitter’s response below:

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