(Right Country) – President Trump blasted two NFL quarterbacks Thursday in a tweet for kneeling during the national anthem.
“No thanks!” Trump wrote in the tweet that featured pictures of Houston Texans and Detroit Lions quarterbacks, DeShaun Watson and Matthew Stafford, respectively, on one knee.
The President’s tweet was in response to a tweet from Dee Sports Guy that praised the two quarterbacks saying they were “exercising Social Justice support” during the national anthem prior to the game between the two teams in which Detroit lost at home 41-25.
President Trump has been a long-time critic of the NFL since players began taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem. This practice started in 2017 by then-San Francisco 49er’s QB Colin Kaepernick.
He said over the summer that he would no longer be watching NFL games since the league announced they would be going all-in on the “social justice” movement.
No thanks! https://t.co/IYQSotnMG9
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2020
The NFL has become a direct supporter and promoter of the radical, Marxist group Black Lives Matter. The league has also expanded affirmative action within the organization requiring teams to now interview a minimum of two minority candidates for head coaching positions, instead of the previous minimum of one.
Earlier this month, the league took things even further and announced they were going to “compensate teams with draft picks for losing minority staff members to head coaching jobs and other premium positions elsewhere.”
You cannot make this up. The USA Today reported that it was another move being made by the league in an effort to “bolster minority hiring for high-level jobs” and then claims there has been a “backdrop of a lagging record of diversity by its teams.”
Lack of diversity in the NFL? Huh? What planet are these people living on? At least 75% of the league’s players are black and how many of them are millionaires?
In addition to the league losing President Trump’s support, their viewership overall is down by 6 percent. People are turned off by radical, progressive messaging being shoved down their throats especially when it’s associated with BLM.
This isn’t the first time President Trump let the NFL have it on Thanksgiving Day. Three years ago he took to Twitter to criticize “at least 24 players” who knelt over the weekend in NFL stadiums.
In that tweet, he said that the “American people are fed up with the disrespect the NFL is paying to our Country, our Flag and our National Anthem.”
Ratings fell in 2017 when the “social justice” malarkey first started and slowly picked back up over the next two years but in 2020 ratings have gone down again, though not significantly.
The point remains that Americans are turned off by the league’s social justice initiatives and would prefer politics be left out of one of America’s favorite pastimes.
President Trump is right to call the NFL out for the way in which they ostracize fans with their polarizing messaging.
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