Every time we expect that Donald Trump could not out Trump himself, he is going and does it once more. This time, he’s taken on a few of America’s highest athletes and it’s escalated into a deep dialogue on patriotism and core American values.
Trump has harked again to his Apprentice days, suggesting that the athletes who didn’t stand during the nationwide anthem will have to be ‘fired’.
The saga started when basketball celebrity Stephen Curry echoed a 2016 protest by means of an American soccer celebrity Colin Kaepernick, refusing to stand for ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ to spotlight police brutality in opposition to black other folks.
But as in step with standard, Trump reacted in a totally irrelevant means by means of lacking the level of the protest, taking to Twitter to specific that “Courageous Patriots have fought and died for our great American Flag — we MUST honor and respect it!”
Hours later he tweeted, “Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!”
Trump’s phrases have now triggered athletes, entertainers and figures in the public eye to take a stand and sign up for the protest by means of merely kneeling or tweeting the hashtag #takeaknee, which is trending throughout the nation. It used to be reported that greater than 100 NFL avid gamers and group house owners kneeled or sat during the anthem in a protest that unfold all the means to the particular NFL match in London. Even Stevie Wonder joined in the war of words by means of kneeling at his live performance on Saturday, explaining to the target market, “Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America.”
Former NBA celebrity LeBron James additionally took to Twitter to specific his anger at the president, calling Trump a ‘bum’ in a tweet that has been preferred greater than 1.four million instances – placing it in the 20 maximum preferred tweets of all time.
Oh Donald, when will you be informed…