Defiant Trump digs in: ‘This has nothing to do with race, this has to do with respect for our country’

[sharenow]

In the face of persistent charges of racism from the left, President Donald Trump stressed on Sunday that his stance in support of the national anthem “has nothing to do with race.”

Liberals have managed to flip things on their head, where refusing to show respect for the country is cheered in the media and those who take a stand against the action are vilified.

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 24: Baltimore Ravens players kneel for the American National anthem during the NFL International Series match between Baltimore Ravens and Jacksonville Jaguars at Wembley Stadium on September 24, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Alex Pantling/Getty Images)

The president pushed the controversy over the national anthem into the stratosphere on Friday when he used the phrase “son of a bitch” to describe those who refuse to stand for the national anthem, saying they should be fired.

But a defiant Trump rejected any racial implications Sunday while speaking on the tarmac in New Jersey before boarding Air Force One, according to Fox News.

“This has nothing to do with race. I never said anything about race,” he said. “This has to do with respect for our country and respect for our flag.”

Trump maintained his stance that players who kneel should be dealt with.

“I think the owners should do something about it,” he insisted. “It’s very disrespectful to our flag and our country.”

Navy SEAL who killed bin Laden crushes the dope who ruined the NFL: ‘If we took Colin Kaepernick to Afghanistan …’

The president pushed this point again Monday on social media.

“The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!” he tweeted.

https://twitter.com/realDonaldTrump/status/912280282224525312

A transcript of President Trump’s full remarks in New Jersey can be seen below:

Steelers’ black coach unhappy Army vet Villanueva stood for the anthem, but look at his T-shirt sales soar!

DONATE TO BIZPAC REVIEW

Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
[sharenow]
Tom Tillison

Comment

We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.

PLEASE JOIN OUR NEW COMMENT SYSTEM! We love hearing from our readers and invite you to join us for feedback and great conversation. If you've commented with us before, we'll need you to re-input your email address for this. The public will not see it and we do not share it.

Latest Articles