President Donald Trump is up to his old tricks and once again attempting to destroy an American owned and operated business. The President, who claims to be in favor of bringing jobs to America, and keeping them here, has already established, as President, a trend of attacking American companies that don’t agree with his views and values. This time, the President has demanded that the NFL suspend or fire players who kneel during the national anthem.
In the midst of his demands, the President and Super PACs that support him have been calling on NFL fans to boycott the league.
It’s not just President Trump demanding a boycott, his allies have backed the President’s attacks against an American business.
America First Policies, a far right-wing Super PAC has also called on Americans to boycott the NFL.
Make no mistake about it, America First Policies is nothing more than a Donald Trump front group that aims to disrupt any business, organization, or individual who Trump speaks out against or tweets about from his infamous Twitter account.
The NFL isn’t intimidated. The league quickly released a powerful commercial that supports its players, their decision to kneel during the U.S. National Anthem, and their desire to bring about positive social change.
Inside these lines, we can bring out the best in each other and live united. pic.twitter.com/nQpUrKFL4T
— NFL (@NFL) September 24, 2017
Following the release of the NFL’s powerful commercial, the President once again proved that his lack of understanding when it comes to race.
Owners from various NFL teams have also made it clear that they support their players’ decisions to peacefully protest.
New England Patriot’s Chairman and CEO issued a statement that sent a clear message to the White House. Kraft’s letter starts by declaring that he is “deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President.”
Kraft continues by reminding his team’s fans that players choosing to protest are attempting to “peacefully affect social change and raise awareness in a manner they feel is most impactful.”
— New England Patriots (@Patriots) September 24, 2017
Kraft wasn’t alone in his stance against the President’s horrible attacks. Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan locked arms with his players during the national anthem at the start of a game against the Baltimore Ravens in London.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday also condemned Trump’s “divisive comments,” but refused to name him explicitly. Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross also criticized the president’s “divisiveness” without naming him directly.
President Trump was quick to respond to Goodell, sending the following tweet:
With each tweet, President Trump continues to prove that he is completely tone deaf when it comes to race relations in the USA.
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James Kosur is the former Editor-In-Chief and co-founder of Hill Reporter. He recently served as an editor for Business Insider and various other publications. James and his partners sold Hill Reporter to a new owner in July 2019.