President Trump is at it again — tweeting racist shit from his phone about the NFL when he should be working proudly for the United States. Numerous tweets, from different times of the day, designed to show his “outrage” at something that even he doesn’t even genuinely care about. Through divisiveness and insults, he stokes his base, doing what he loves (mostly, playing golf and drawing attention to himself) … Be happy, be cool! Keep your head down and do the work. Twitter, where complex thoughts are reduced to a character count, is no place to protest. It’s a toxic, divisive environment full of trolls and racists. Find another way to protest. Work proudly for the entire country (and not just his supporters) or resign and step down and let someone more qualified do the job.
The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their “outrage” at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love……— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
…..Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 10, 2018
Space Force all the way!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 9, 2018
Context — Preseason NFL games kicked off last night, and two players — Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson of the Miami Dolphins — took a knee during the National Anthem while a handful of players around the league raised their fists while the anthem played, including the World Champion Philadelphia Eagles’ Malcolm Jenkins and De’Vante Bausby.
My brother @kstills continued his protest of systemic oppression tonight by taking a knee. Albert Wilson @iThinkIsee12 joined him in protest. Stay strong brothers!✊🏾— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 10, 2018
📸 @footcandles#imwithkap #imwithereid #takeaknee pic.twitter.com/LimoadfUcW
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