After nearly two years of ostracizing and politicizing NFL players like Colin Kaepernick, Donald Trump has flipped and plans to extend an olive branch to the players. Early Friday, King Trump spoke from the Whitehouse:
“I’m going to ask them to recommend to me people who were unfairly treated…”
A new tune from a different beat — directly from the mouth of the controversial Whitehouse resident. This embattled assclown says that he wants to meet with NFL players and other athletes who kneel during the National Anthem so they can recommend people they think should be pardoned due to unfair treatment by the justice system.
“You have a lot of people in the NFL in particular, but in sports leagues, they’re not proud enough to stand for our National Anthem. I don’t like that,” Trump said Friday, also insisting that players should not remain in the locker room when the “Star Spangled Banner” is playing.“What I’m going to do is, I’m going to say to them instead of talk … I am going to ask all of those people to recommend to me — because that’s what they’re protesting — people that they think were unfairly treated by the justice system,” Trump said. “And I understand that.”
Here’s the thing — this man has single handedly attacked these players –with one goal in mind–appealing to his base. It’s been blatantly clear that he doesn’t care about anyone. We cannot forget that he turned Colin Kaepernick’s peaceful protest to bring awareness to police brutality and the mistreatment of minorities into a sideshow, claiming that he and his colleagues were unpatriotic ‘sons of bitches’ who had no respect for the country or the American flag.
While it’s jarring to me that this man is still sitting in the Whitehouse, it’s important that we look at all of his actions, compare them with the facts and stay focused. As minorities, we’re often pleased when elected officials finally do the right thing, but too often we fail to hold them accountable when it matters. Donald Trump has been nothing but a cancer to this country and our society. Petty offerings, while accepted, do not erase his bigoted policies, racist rhetoric and the fact that he’s never apologized. For anything.
You ain’t slick, Rick.