Did he or didn’t he? That’s the question that exploded on social media after President Trump appeared to furtively flip the bird while discussing New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
Kraft had criticized the president’s stance that NFL players should not disrespect the national anthem or the American flag.
“I am deeply disappointed by the tone of the comments made by the President,” Kraft said in a statement, where he called Trump’s remarks “divisive.”
When asked about Kraft’s remarks on Sunday, Trump doubled down on his original position. “I think it’s very disrespectful to our country [to not stand for the anthem],” he said. “I think it’s very disrespectful to our flag.”
While making the statement, Trump used his middle finger to sweep back his hair, triggering leftist snowflakes who swore the president flipped the bird on camera. Mind you, these are the same psychos who wear vagina hats and tampon earrings as they riot and smash windows.
Robert Kraft is a longtime friend of President Trump, so the alleged gesture surprised fans. But was it really a big deal? Honestly, who cares?
Meanwhile, Obama apparently flipped the bird to the press. A lot.
You mean, Obama is too weak to do it boldly. He would sneak a flip like this pic.twitter.com/O4Mo8hKV29
— Loyal Patriot (@MsAmerican2017) July 28, 2017
Kraft’s criticism raised eyebrows given how much he has praised the president for his loyalty and friendship over the years. “He’s been great to me over those last two decades,” Kraft said in 2016.
Kraft’s wife, Myra, died from ovarian cancer in July 2011. He said Trump called him “once a week” to check up on him afterward.
“In the toughest time in my life, Donald was there for me when my beloved wife died,” Kraft told Fox News.
“He called me once a week for the whole year — the most depressing year of my life —when I was down and out. He called me every week to see how I was doing, invited me to things, tried to lift my spirits. I remember that.”
It’s unclear how the current situation will affect Kraft’s friendship with Trump, but it’s likely they will remain friends long after the NFL controversy ends.
President Trump drew criticism for saying NFL players should not disrespect the national anthem. The protest was launched in 2016 by unemployed quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who claimed he did it to protest police brutality against black men.
Meanwhile, Kaepernick — a vocal Black Lives Matter supporter — doesn’t even bother to vote, and says nothing about the countless black-on-black murders that occur every day across the United States.
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