President Trump has finally waded into the controversy that is infecting the NFL: players that disrespect the nation and the flag. He said during a campaign rally for US Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.) in Huntsville: “We’re proud of our country, we respect our flag. Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when someone disrespects our flag to say, `Get that son of a bitch off the field right now! Out. He’s fired! He’s fired!”
He continued: “You know some owner’s going to do that,” Trump said. “He’s going to say, `That guy who disrespects our flag, he’s fired!‘ ”
He then talked about how viewing figures for TV and the NFL were “down massively, massively.”
And while some may question why Trump is getting involved in this at all, the fact of the matter is that President Trump is a symbol of America. The office of the President is as much a symbol as the anthem or the flag. And they all speak to the passion of patriotism.
When privileged NFL players disrespect the nation and the people who have died for their rights to freedom, this is a problem. And when this disgrace is backed up by almost every mainstream media agency, who is left to speak on the national stage about this?
Taking a knee is not a protest, it costs them nothing and gives them swathes of Liberal fans, and it hurts. Families who have lost loved ones fighting for the very freedoms that they are exercising are crying out in pain for the offense.
If they want to change things, they should run for office and try and get elected. Anything else is cowardice.