Liberals didn’t take well to President Trump’s suggestion that NFL owners fire football players who kneel during the National Anthem. Democrats are now trying to convince football stars to do the exact opposite of what Trump wants.
Former US Representative Donna Edwards (D-MD) is leading the charge. She told all NFL players to take a knee during the National Anthem just to spite Trump–whom she calls a “white supremacist.”
— Donna Edwards (@DonnaFEdwards) September 23, 2017
Edwards, like Democratic icon Barack Obama, was a community organizer before entering politics. She served as a member of the House from 2008-2017, then retired from public officer after losing a Senate bid.
Not surprisingly, Edwards has been a long-time opponent of President Trump’s and his unique agenda. Here’s what she thinks of Trump’s pledge to repeal and replace Obamacare.
— Donna Edwards (@DonnaFEdwards) September 21, 2017
And according to her tweet history, she belongs to the crowd of liberals who believe earthquakes and eclipses are evidence of climate change, when she responded to this tweet with the following words.
2017: Eclipses. Earthquakes. Hurricanes of biblical proportions. Is it something we said?
— Charlie Sykes (@SykesCharlie) September 8, 2017
No, it's what we're doing to Earth & she doesn't like it. We must face climate change before it's too late…and, it's almost too late. https://t.co/BiiiUSKvU9
— Donna Edwards (@DonnaFEdwards) September 9, 2017
The far-left masses didn’t need to be told twice. Scores of twitters responded enthusiastically to Edwards’ invitation to challenge Trump–by disrespecting America’s national anthem.
I dare the owners to fire every player as the racist squatter in the WH has instructed
— MTerrenceJones (@MTerrenceJones) September 23, 2017
Well said! The whole country should take a knee to stand up to the bully in chief!
— Lisa Bealin (@LBealin) September 23, 2017
— FELONEASE act (@LisaSullivan78) September 23, 2017
If it was a Hollywood movie, that wld happen, but as we know, real-life America under #Dotus, is a LONG way from "uplifting"
— EU Queen (@VeeCee30) September 23, 2017
C'woman, I like the concept of the "Squatter" who resides in our House… He is not deserving of the Residence, or the Office…
— Ben Donikian (@bdonikian) September 23, 2017
Fortunately, there were also plenty of conservatives around to remind Edwards why Democrats keep losing elections and why NFL ratings are plummeting.
.And my TV will remain tuned to anything but the NFL if the pampered multi-millionaires continue to disrespect flag and anthem. #BoycottNFL
— El Jefe del Covfefe (@jefedelcovfefe) September 23, 2017
You don't respect this country and the freedoms that allow you to say things like this and still live freely. Sad!
— Denise (@westieTX) September 23, 2017
Trump's doing more for African-Americans than any other President, next to Lincoln himself! Wealthy ungrateful disrespectful players is all.
— Ruby (@Ruby23688397) September 23, 2017
Also, the more NFL players #TakeAKnee to disrespect our National Anthem, our flag, and our country, the lower the NFL's ratings will go.
— MADAME (@TheRoyalPosts) September 23, 2017
— Michelle #MAGA ?? (@chrgdup1973) September 23, 2017
#TakeAKnee instead of standing up and honoring the people who fought for your freedom to do so (and earn millions of dollars.)
— Not Elizabeth (@NotElizabeth88) September 23, 2017
— Tango Foxtrot (@TFinn82) September 23, 2017
— M A Nöthem (@mikandynothem) September 23, 2017
Didn’t know there were so many snowflakes in the NFL & NBA
Trump says one thing & the entire sports world is losing their minds?#TakeAKnee
— Collin Rugg (@CollinRugg) September 23, 2017
All of this began when President Trump, at a rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL), spoke out for honoring the flag by saying “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, you’d say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired.'”
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell condemned the President.
In a statement, the NFL calls Trump's comments "divisive." pic.twitter.com/J8ZeOW3lcN
— Yashar Ali ? (@yashar) September 23, 2017
But because Goodell failed to refer to Trump by name, he was called out for his cowardice by both sides of the political aisle.
This is just like when the far-left began targeting monuments of Thomas Jefferson in response to Trump’s critique Civil War statue protesters. Liberals love to double down in order to “stick it” to President Trump–not realizing that they’re alienating mainstream Americans in the process.