Lexington protesters take a knee in solidarity with NFL



And therein lies the problem.

Sorry Supreme Leader, you're second-fiddle to Colin Kaepernick. The president deliberately poured salt into a wound that has never quite healed. "I was ashamed of what was taking place", Trump said at a press conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy Brey at the White House on Tuesday.

Not all players joined in Sunday's protests. Ravens Hall of Famer Ray Lewis also took a knee during the anthem.”.

Pregame military flyovers, "salute to service"-branded NFL merchandise and combat-referencing plays about blitzes and ground attacks may have helped to conflate America's most popular sport with love of country and the armed forces".

Trump carried on with the subject through the weekend and all day Monday, telling players who demonstrate to "find something else to do" and calling the NFL's games "boring".

Throughout the day, teams protested. Trump is demanding that National Football League team owners act like the white segregationists of old. "The resolve of the American spirit", he said.

There were loud discussions in some locker rooms before teams arrived at a consensus about what to do. The ratings for Week 3 of the NFL season were 3 percent higher than the same week last season.

One of that league's stars, Dale Earnhardt Jr., responded on Twitter."All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests", Earnhardt wrote.

James, the highest profile star in the NBA, had words of praise for the way NFL players had rallied together in protest at Trump on Sunday. In 1968, "The Revolt of the Black Athlete", led by Dr. Harry Edwards, was widespread.

"Everybody has said, it's amazing the job we're doing in Puerto Rico", Trump said. Other NFL owners and coaches have also come out against Trump's inflammatory statements.

The message is supposed to be "I'm protesting injustice", but it turns into "I'm protesting injustice, which I equate with America itself".

"Because the people run this country". This time, there was plenty of support and their defiance ran the gamut, from raising fists to staying seated to not showing up for the national anthem. He has shown, since the beginning, his dehumanised nature.

"Hopefully, like I said, the compassion part will come about in the proper manner and there will be action taken and there will be movement made, and we'll come to an understanding".

And when Tommie Smith and John Carlos accepted their medals at the 1968 Olympics, the U.S. sprinters didn't link arms. The left sees language as a tool - not with which to express truth but with which to defeat its enemies. Tell the media after the game, "I stood up for America but I stand against Donald Trump". "I think it's a very important thing for the NFL to not allow people to kneel during the playing of our national anthem". Them. You dont have to be a mind reader to see what is going on.

While he unequivocally trashed Black athletes who protest the anthem, Trump hesitated to disavow white supremacists like David Duke, who publicly supported his campaign for president.

So, before discussing Trump's reaction, our fellow Americans on the left need to answer some pretty simple questions: Has the behavior of those athletes has been divisive? They would have us believe he is an insincere race-baiter. He loved getting a rise from the players and owners who linked arms in solidarity before Sunday's slate of football games, aides and associates said, and his satisfaction was blighted only by the disapproval expressed by his friend Robert Kraft, owner of the New England Patriots.

Fourth, Trumps pathetic attempt to endear himself to his base by shared white grievance has not succeeded.

His decision is certainly understandable. He has yet to make good on a single significant legislative goal.

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