Trump Accuses NFL Owners of Fearing Their Own Players (VID + TWEETS)
With the carnage in Puerto Rico quickly gaining public attention, President Trump continues to hammer NFL fans and owners on the National Anthem protests.
On Thursday, he took to the show Fox and Friends to insinuate that team owners are actually afraid of their players, a move that seems like an attempt to goad the owners into a disciplinary response.
Here’s the clip:
— Fox News (@FoxNews) September 28, 2017
It didn’t take long for another outspoken voice on the matter, Jemele Hill, to come forward:
Oh my, we have reached peak racial demagoguery. https://t.co/jlXmpDZbHd
— Jemele Hill (@jemelehill) September 28, 2017
Some were amazed by the strong racial undertones of Trump’s comments:
Trump says the white owners of the NFL are “afraid” of its black players.
That’s not “racist dog-whistling.”
It’s a “racist public rant.”
— Seth Abramson (@SethAbramson) September 28, 2017
Trump saying NFL owners are afraid of players isn’t dog whistle. It’s a big ass bullhorn. You know what that bullhorn is blaring right?
— mike freeman (@mikefreemanNFL) September 28, 2017
Just another day in US politics.