Lying Liars..... Arf!
Donald Trump’s Fight With NFL Players Has Never Been About The National Anthem
The president isn’t mad about a song. He’s angry that black players refuse to show the fealty he thinks he deserves.
So the fact that fewer than 10 of Philadelphia’s 53 players planned to make the trip to Washington was rooted in substantive opposition to the president’s policies, words and actions. As much as Trump would like the dispute to be a culture war skirmish about the anthem and the ungrateful athletes who won’t stand for it, the Eagles players’ renunciation was about his presidency ? and their lack of belief that anything positive could come from a glorified “photo op.”
For the president, who may or may not even know the words to the song, the anthem is only a useful weapon in his broader campaign of silencing black athletes, black sports figures and black people who would dare challenge him. At bottom, it has nothing to do with who is and isn’t kneeling for the anthem. It’s about who is and isn’t kneeling to him.