One of the most divisive Presidents in modern history could end up being one of the most uniting of our time. Simply that the more he tweets it causes the states to react. Out of self preservation than anything else. I could say it until I’m blue in the face: it isn’t the message they are against it is the messenger.
How many times did Barack Obama call out the Republicans for their obstructionism and their lack of will to pass any of his legislation. The lone Republican votes for the Affordable Care Act came from the Supreme Court.
Donald Trump starts calling people out and suddenly Congress are deer in headlights. So far the only person that hasn’t incurred the Donald’s wrath is the Vice President Mike Pence. Somehow he’s learned to stay in his place and goose step with the President.
Trump ends Daca right after Hurricane Harvey and dumps it into the lap of Congress. Again deer in headlights. Understood that Trump doesn’t trust them anymore than Obama did but Obama didn’t have them shaking in their boots they way Trump does. I question how many of these men have the Donalds money in their coffers. I can imagine he’s already measuring his bust on Mount Rushmore.
I’d imagine he’s feeling himself after the failure of another health care bill. Admittedly getting himself involved in the race to replace Jeff Sessions in the Senate from Alabama was a failure. Next he weighs in on the protests in the NFL. And they say bad press is better than no press at all. In one moment the Donald has quadrupled the number of athletes kneeling down at games of all sports. There is a level of tone deafness is all of this. Considering the voters of Donald Trump are not just battle flag waving white supremacists. They’re in generally rural or suburban areas. The say many of his base are uneducated white men. The cave man element.
I believe it is not so. Of course their number are overwhelmingly white it is a number that are tired of being blamed for everything in history. What started out as a protest of police brutality has turned into a question of Patriotism, the flag and the constitution. Clearly these people have forgotten the job of the police are to arrest and apprehend.
Once again not knowing how many people voted for Trump and how many of them are team owners and even players. Many of them served their country. While many veterans might appreciate standing for the National Anthem and the Flag they know these athletes are doing nothing wrong but honoring the another American tradition of peaceful protest.
Professional sports an entity to go throwing shade at considering college players want to get paid and that time is coming. Trump bringing up the issue is exposes the hypocrisy of the sport. Colin Kaepernick was not on any of the thirty plus sidelines after Trump spoke out and he is still unemployed. If the ownership of the NFL wanted to be unified with the players then we would have heard Kaepernick’s name somewhere. He is the one who started it and it reached all the way to London.
This topic is hardly new and weighing in on it now is bad timing. Bad timing lead us into war.