Mike Pence, the Vice President stormed out of an NFL game between the Indianapolis Colts and the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday because a selection of the players chose to “take a knee.” Obviously, the MSM has decided that this is a bad thing and that they will lambast the VP for exercising his own rights.
After the event, he explained on Twitter:
“I left today's Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.”
The President is Commander and Cheif of the US military, and as such, the VP is second in command. The take a knee protests are an affront to the military and to all the soldiers and families who have made the ultimate sacrifice in service to their nation. Pence was absolutely right to walk out on this childish, politicised display.
Pence's decision was firmly supported by the president. Also, Don Jr. Tweeted out is respect for the move: “Amen. After almost a decade it's great to have leaders who have pride in our country again.”
Here's the thing, if I am around people who I do not like or respect, I don't have the right to tell them to change, but I do have the right to not stay there if I can't put it with it. And this is what's happening all over the country. People are turning off their TVs and not buying tickets to the games because they don't want to be around people they don't want to.
The only difference between a personal situation and an NFL game is that players rely on receiving a lot of cash. And if fans stop giving it, the players pay the price.
President Trump said Vice President Pence is to be praised for walking from an NFL game after some San Francisco 49ers' players kneeled during the national anthem and declared that the trip was “long planned.”
“The trip by @VP Pence was long planned. He's receiving great praise for departing game after the players showed such disrespect for the nation! ,” Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday.
The trip by @VP Pence was long planned. He is receiving great praise for leaving game after the players showed such disrespect for country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2017
But a few — such as reporters in Pence's media detail — questioned whether the walkout was a political stunt after the journalists were told to stay in the van in the stadium in Indianapolis since the vice president could make an “early departure.”
Sen. Chris Murphy (D-Conn.) called it a “multi-million dollar political stunt paid for by taxpayers.”
Pence, the former governor of Indiana, traveled to Indianapolis from Las Vegas in which the vice president spent Saturday participate in ceremonies honoring the victims of the shootings.
After the match, he headed to California for several Republican fund-raisers.