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pres Donald Trump and taking the Knee

this guy has us on the edge of war and he is more concerned about NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem. The same as he was more concerned with Arnold on the Celebrity Apprentice than what was at hand in the moment.

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Trump turns sports into a political battleground with comments on NFL and Stephen Curry

President Trump turned professional sports into a political battleground Friday night into Saturday, directing full-throated ire toward African American athletes who have spoken out against him and prompting a sharp rebuttal from the National Football League and several prominent sports figures, including the first Major League Baseba...nal anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’ ” Trump said. “You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country.”

Saturday afternoon, Trump doubled down on Twitter.

“If a player wants the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues, he or she should not be allowed to disrespect our Great American Flag (or Country) and should stand for the National Anthem,” Trump wrote. “If not, YOU’RE FIRED. Find something else to do!”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/news/politics/trump-turns-sports-into-a-political-battleground-with-comments-on-nfl-and-stephen-curry/ar-AAsnXFt?li=AA5a8k&ocid=spartanntp

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Reply #1 posted 09/24/17 10:30am

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NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell, who has waffled in either supporting or decrying Kaepernick, responded to Trump in a statement released Saturday morning.

“Divisive comments like these demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL, our great game and all of our players, and a failure to understand the overwhelming force for good our clubs and players represent in our communities,” Goodell said.

Saturday evening, Trump responded once again on Twitter.

“Roger Goodell of NFL just put out a statement trying to justify the total disrespect certain players show to our country,” Trump said. “Tell them to stand!”

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“Comments like we heard from the president are inappropriate, offensive and divisive,” two of the NFL’s most prominent owners, John Mara and Steve Tisch of the New York Giants, said in a statement. “We are proud of our players, the vast majority of whom use their NFL platform to make a positive difference in our society.”

San Francisco 49ers owner Jed York, the man who last employed Kaepernick, called Trump’s comments “callous and offensive” and “contradictory to what this country stands for.”

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“In calling upon his NFL ownership cronies to ‘fire the SOBs,’ he has effectively thrown these owners under the bus in exchange for a moment of applause in Alabama,” said Harry Edwards, a sociology professor at the University of California Berkeley. “Every owner, and especially the seven who supported him with both money and public association, are going to have to answer the questions: ‘What side of history are you on? Do you agree with Trump?’ If they agree or have no comment, they will be aligned against both the NFL commissioner and league office and the NFLPA. If they do not agree with his Alabama statements, they will in effect have separated themselves from both Trump and his alt-right constituency.”

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Donald Trump Endorser Rex Ryan Calls President's Criticism of NFL Players 'Appalling'

One of Donald’s Trump most prominent NFL supporters offered his regrets on Sunday following the President’s comments on NFL players remarks kneeling during the national anthem.

“I’m pissed off, I’ll be honest with you,” Rex Ryan said on ESPN’s Sunday NFL Countdown. “I supported Donald Trump. When he asked me to introduce him at a rally in Buffalo, I did that. But I am reading these comments and it is appalling to me. And I am sure it is appalling to almost any citizen in our country. It should be. I mean, calling our players S.O.Bs and that kind of stuff, that is not the men that I know. The men I know in the locker room, I am proud to be associated with them in the locker room.

“I apologize for being pissed off but that’s it. Right away I am associated with what Donald Trump stands for because I introduced him. I never signed up for that. I never wanted that.”

“I still believe in the flag, I still believe what I believe in,” Ryan said. “I recognize the greater picture of it. I see that. I had a player before Colin Kaepernick, a player for the New York Jets, came up to me and said, “Coach, I am not going to stand for the national anthem." I never looked at that player any different and I certainly would not do that now. I see the broad picture now.”

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/nfl/donald-trump-endorser-rex-ryan-calls-presidents-criticism-of-nfl-players-appalling/ar-AAspkz0?li=BBgET5V&ocid=spartanntp

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Reply #3 posted 09/24/17 10:41am

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Trump is a national disgrace.He should focus on North Korea instead of going to war with the NFL,smh
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Trump is a national disgrace.He should focus on North Korea instead of going to war with the NFL,smh

He should focus on getting aid to the many places that need it following recent disasters. Countries that are part of the US. But he'd rather be a bully than a friend.

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So did Bob Kraft who is super right wing.

Steve Mnuchin said that players have first amendment rights--off the field? Who is against free speech again?

If Rubin and Crowder are silent they are complicit.

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Reply #6 posted 09/24/17 11:04am

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On Sunday, I hope every @NFL player takes a knee in solidarity w @Kaepernick7 against the white supremacist who squats in our White House.

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Reply #7 posted 09/24/17 11:05am

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I've said this before: Trump is bad for our country.He's not capable of uniting people.I've never seen the US this divided before.

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SoulAlive said:

Trump is a national disgrace.He should focus on North Korea instead of going to war with the NFL,smh

He should focus on getting aid to the many places that need it following recent disasters. Countries that are part of the US. But he'd rather be a bully than a friend.



This should be his FIRST priority........... not the NFL, not N. Korea........ He has his priorities ass backwards lol

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Players do need to explain why they are doing it.

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Reply #10 posted 09/24/17 11:13am

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Trump hates Colin more than neo nazis.

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We were HERE, where were you?

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DJ, free speech on the field?

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Sharpton is taking it too far: Saying that Trump called Colin's mother a bitch? SOB is a play on words. I call people that don't mean their mother is a bitch. May be son of a bisquit eater is betta.

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Forgive me for my only word salad.

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Lebron called him a punk. haha

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Reply #16 posted 09/24/17 1:48pm

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Lebron called him a punk. haha

U punk. Prince would B proud. chair

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http://www.msn.com/en-us/...smsnnews11

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft issues bold anti-Trump statement

President Donald Trump ig... the sports world this weekend when he used explicit language to criticize NFL players that chose to kneel for the national anthem.

A number of NFL owners condemned Trump's remarks, but none were as potent as New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft's. Kraft, who has come in for much criticism over the past year for his close relationship with Trump, issued a statement saying he was "deeply disappointed" by the "tone" of the comments.


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DJ, free speech on the field?

unless someone is arrested for it it is not a free speech issue. Now I agree that Trump has NO place speaking out on this issue: neither as a President nor as an individual. But still, it is not a free speech issue. Trump is attacking their free speech but not with any authority to charge them with a crime.

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San Francisco Chronicle

A’s Bruce Maxwell first MLB player to kneel for anthem

By Susan Slusser

From right: Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell (13) takes a knee as Oakland Athletics left fielder Mark Canha (20) puts his hand on his shoulder during the playing of the national anthem before an MLB baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.© Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle From right: Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell (13) takes a knee as Oakland Athletics left fielder Mark Canha (20) puts his hand on his shoulder during the playing of the national anthem before an MLB baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif.

A’s rookie catcher Bruce Maxwell, who earlier in the day profanely bashed President Donald Trump on Instagram, became the first major-league player to kneel during the National Anthem on Saturday before Oakland’s game at the Coliseum.

The product of a U.S. military family, Maxwell placed his hand on his heart and faced the flag during the anthem while taking a knee before the game against Texas. Teammate Mark Canha placed his hand on Maxwell’s shoulder.

The A’s issued a statement on Twitter after the National Anthem that read: “The Oakland A’s pride ourselves on being inclusive. We respect and support all our players’ constitutional rights and freedom of expression.”

Saturday morning, Maxwell, who is African American, took a strong stand on Instagram against Trump’s remarks about NFL players who choose to kneel during the National Anthem.

After Trump’s comments urging NFL owners to fire any players who kneel for the anthem, Maxwell posted a tweet from Andrew Steinthal that suggested that all NFL players should kneel for the anthem on Sunday. Below the post, Maxwell added in a comment, "Yeah, f- this guy! Our president speaks of inequality of man because players are protesting the anthem! F- this man! Seriously on the highest platform for our country expressing that it is OK for there to be division of man and rights!"

© Santiago Mejia, The Chronicle From right: Oakland Athletics catcher Bruce Maxwell (13) is embraced by Mark Canha (20) after Maxwell took a knew during the playing of the national anthem before an MLB baseball game between the Oakland Athletics and Texas Rangers at the Oakland Coliseum on Saturday, Sept. 23, 2017, in Oakland, Calif. Maxwell was born in Wiesbaden, Germany, when his father, who also is named Bruce, was stationed there with the Army. The younger Maxwell grew up in Alabama and he is highly patriotic - he took great pride in the July 4 uniforms and catcher’s gear he received this year - so his decision to kneel appears to be entirely in opposition to Trumps comments and in solidarity with the NFL players who have taken a knee for the anthem.

Maxwell’s agent, Matt Sosnick, confirmed this Saturday evening, saying via text: “Bruce's father is a proud military lifer. Anyone who knows Bruce or his parents is well aware that the Maxwells’ love and appreciation for our country is indisputable.

“Bruce has made it clear that he is taking a stand about what he perceives as racial injustices in this country, and his personal disappointment with President Trump's response to a number of professional athletes' totally peaceful, non-violent protests

“Bruce has shared with both me and his teammates that his feelings have nothing to do with a lack of patriotism or a hatred of any man, but rather everything to do with equality for men, women and children regardless of race or religion.”

Maxwell was not in the lineup Saturday because he is going through the concussion protocol after taking a foul ball off the mask Wednesday at Detroit.

While numerous players and athletes in other sports have joined Colin Kaepernick’s anthem protest over the past year, no big-leaguer had done so before Maxwell. A year ago, Baltimore outfielder Adam Jones, who is African American, told USA Today that no major-leaguers had followed suit "because baseball is a white man’s sport."

The percentage of African Americans on Opening Day rosters this year was 7.1 percent, the lowest since 1958, according to USA Today.

http://www.msn.com/en-us/sports/mlb/a%E2%80%99s-bruce-maxwell-first-mlb-player-to-kneel-for-anthem/ar-AAsoEz1?li=BBgET5V&ocid=spartanntp

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I find it so hard to believe that every passing day I hate the guy even more.
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I find it so hard to believe that every passing day I hate the guy even more.

He is a motherfucking cunt, that's why.

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:


I find it so hard to believe that every passing day I hate the guy even more.

He is a motherfucking cunt, that's why.



I try to avoid this man as much as I can on media. But even with filters his stupid name still comes up. The level of hate for the man will be massively monumental by terms end
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Some believe that Trump is engaging in this NFL fight as a ploy to distract the media and the public from the likely failure of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and the possible loss of the Trump-supported Republican candidate in the Alabama Republican senate runoff.

hmmm

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Some believe that Trump is engaging in this NFL fight as a ploy to distract the media and the public from the likely failure of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and the possible loss of the Trump-supported Republican candidate in the Alabama Republican senate runoff.

hmmm



Trump likes to use distractions

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

I find it so hard to believe that every passing day I hate the guy even more.

He is a motherfucking cunt, that's why.

You are being too nice aren't you? razz lol

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Ugot2shakesumthin said:

13cjk13 said:

He is a motherfucking cunt, that's why.

I try to avoid this man as much as I can on media. But even with filters his stupid name still comes up. The level of hate for the man will be massively monumental by terms end

If he can make that far... He's trying his best to not make it to the end of term. biggrin

But his level of profanity, "SOB", even if he's with his supporters, Is Just A Disgrace for somebody to be President of the USA!!!! eek

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I've said this before: Trump is bad for our country.He's not capable of uniting people.I've never seen the US this divided before.

Yeah but let right wingers tell it Obama's responsible. No your right wing asses is responsible for the divison because you can't handle an articulate president who happened to be black and looks diffrent from you in the White House. How dare he speak so well. lol

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SoulAlive said:


Some believe that Trump is engaging in this NFL fight as a ploy to distract the media and the public from the likely failure of the Graham-Cassidy health care bill and the possible loss of the Trump-supported Republican candidate in the Alabama Republican senate runoff.



hmmm





Trump likes to use distractions



EXACTLY.

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