During a rally for Luther Strange in Huntsville, Ala., on Friday, draft dodger Donald Trump ranted that he wishes NFL owners would tell black anthem protesters to “get that son of a bitch off the field right now.” He also wants them to be fired. Um, this is not going to end well. Kim Jong Un was right to call him a “dotard.”
Trump was railing against Colin Kaepernick, who took a knee when the National Anthem was being sung because of the racism and police brutality that is still occurring in the U.S. While he didn’t specifically say black players, but you can read between the lines. And he’s in Alabama, so wink-wink.
Trump wishes NFL owners would tell anthem protesters “get that son of a bitch off the field right now” pic.twitter.com/gq4EH3lNoY
— Washington Examiner (@dcexaminer) September 23, 2017
It’s interesting that it took Trump days to call out the white supremacist violence in Charlottesville that turned deadly. You will recall he said there were some “very fine people” marching among them. Yet, he has no issues calling out people of color protesting the third verse of the Star Spangled Banner that talks about slavery, as well as against police brutality and institutional racism.
Donald Trump calling on NFL owners to fire players for exercising their First Amendment right. This comes less than two weeks after he demanded an apology after black ESPN reporter Jemele Hill called him a white supremacist.
Well, the reaction on Twitter is brutal:
Statement from Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin. Maybe my favorite response thus far. pic.twitter.com/MpH2Y1dC44
— Dave Zirin (@EdgeofSports) September 23, 2017
.@UnderArmour stands for the flag and by our Athletes for free speech, expression and a unified America.
— Under Armour News (@UAnews) September 23, 2017
My statement: pic.twitter.com/xxX6LRI92f
— Eric Winston (@ericwinston) September 23, 2017
— ColorOfChange.org (@ColorOfChange) September 23, 2017
— R. Saddler ??? (@Politics_PR) September 23, 2017
— Ralph Sweatte (@ralphsweatte) September 23, 2017
He also promised to unite the country yet led a "Lock her up" chant. How much more of this do we have to put up with? Sickening. https://t.co/Q3NC3IhbiW
— Progressive Peanut (@LMKay) September 23, 2017
To be clear, Colin Kaepernick's "crime" is protesting systemic racism and police brutality. Trump called him a "son of a bitch" tonight.
— Ben Gardner (@BenGardner87) September 23, 2017
Black man uses his position to draw attention to a controversial, important issue.
White president calls him a son of a bitch.
— Scott Weinberg (@scottEweinberg) September 23, 2017
Why are you even bringing up Kaepernick's name at a political rally in Alabama?
Never mind. I know the answer.
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 23, 2017
.@realDonaldTrump has attacked Colin Kaepernick with more conviction than he has NAZIS. ?
— Michael Skolnik (@MichaelSkolnik) September 23, 2017
Dear @NFL Players.
Please don't allow this man to strike an ounce of fear in your heart.
Take a knee. Raise a fist. Take a seat.
— Shaun King (@ShaunKing) September 23, 2017
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) September 23, 2017
The President is again encouraging private corporations to fire US citizens for basically not agreeing with him. https://t.co/QoN1EHEpPb
— Jason D Brooks (@JDBmedic) September 23, 2017
From draft dodger's lips to ears of his white nationalist, pro-traitor (Confederate) supporters. This vet: F' him!!!https://t.co/7MQNNQNK6F
— TSzar (@mrmulligan2269) September 23, 2017
— Andrew Post (@Andrew_B_Post) September 23, 2017
— The Vesey (@TheVesey) September 23, 2017
— Jenny (@weiland_jen) September 23, 2017
He’s going to build a SEE THROUGH wall…he called an American citizen a “son of a bitch” but the NK dictator “Rocket man”…take him out… https://t.co/ww24XTAM6M
— Freshmonger (@freshleejr) September 23, 2017
— John Sheehan (@dogstar7tweets) September 23, 2017
White supremacist authoritarian calls on private business to fire black people who disagree with his opinion. https://t.co/kJq9XTOTMI
— Ryan Wright (@ryanwright) September 23, 2017