During a rally last weekend in Green Bay, Wisconsin, President Donald Trump praised NFL player Nick Bosa for being drafted by the San Francisco 49ers in second place.
Though Trump chose to praise Bosa because the 21-year-old player happens to be a loyal fan of him and his policies, according to CNN host and purported “journalist” Don Lemon the real reason the president praised the ascendant NFL star is because of racism.
“Bosa is a supporter of Trump. [Bosa] doesn’t like Kaepernick. It’s everything this President is about,” he said Monday evening to TMZ, adding that Trump should have praised Kyler Murray instead.
Why Murray? Partially because he’s black: “I think we should be congratulating the #1 person, because the #1 person made history, and don’t forget — the #1 person is black,” Lemon said.
The CNN host’s suggestion seemed to be that racism had played a role in the president’s decision to praise Bosa instead of Murray. The evidence doesn’t back this interpretation.
Plus, the fact that Lemon went out of his way to highlight Murray’s race suggests that he’s the one influenced by racism. Why should the NFL player’s race be at all relevant?
It’s true however that Murray did make history. Last year he was drafted by the MLB in the first round but decided to drop that deal to pursue a career in football. Then this year he wound up being drafted by the NFL in the first round again. Never before has something like this happened.
That being said, what’s also true is that Murray is and has always been a non-political type of guy. His tweets don’t contain a single reference to the president. The same cannot be said of Bosa.
“Based on his social media posts, Bosa is a huge Trump supporter,” The Western Journal had noted around last spring. “He once posted a tweet calling Trump and Ronald Reagan ‘Goats,’ which is a commonly used sports acronym for ‘greatest of all time.'”
The outlet’s report was published around the time that Bosa began facing criticism for his tweets about unemployed former NFL race-baiter Colin Kaepernick and race-baiting singer Beyoncé.
“Kaepernick is a clown,” he’d written in one deleted tweet.
“Beyoncés music is complete trash,” he’d added in another tweet.
He also reportedly described the film “Black Panther” as the “worst” Marvel movie ever made.
After Bosa was drafted by the 49ers last week, these tweets reemerged into the spotlight. So did the rest of his social media activity, which the media claim demonstrate his racism.
Here is the New York Time’s summary of Nick Bosa’s horribly offensive and racist social media activity. Not sure I see the offensive or racist part. pic.twitter.com/QDz8sWeeeq
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) April 25, 2019
Shits weird, man.
Good thing I like Beyoncé’s jams.
— rj (@fleetwoodrm9) April 30, 2019
Speaking Monday evening on Lemon’s CNN program, “CNN Tonight,” commentator Jemele Hill accused Bosa of also liking white nationalist pages on Facebook and said explicitly that his criticism of Kaepernick, Beyoncé and “Black Panther” was somehow “wrong.”
“It is one thing to say an insensitive remark is maybe a joke or something like that that you can sort of say, OK, that was a little insensitive, but it wasn’t racist. I would still like to know from Nick Bosa, why are you liking white nationalist pages? Why are you liking pages that have homophobic and racial slurs? What is it about that that is attracting to you to element?” she said.
“And to me, the fact that he took down those tweets about Colin Kaepernick, about Beyonce, about Black Panther, is that on some level he knew he was wrong. Because if he really felt he was ready, he was ready to defend his position, why not leave them up?”
He explained in an interview with ESPN earlier this month that he’d deleted the tweets to ensure that they didn’t interfere with his chances of being drafted by the 49ers.
“I had to,” he said. “There is a chance I might end up in San Francisco.”
Also consider that the media control the narrative in America, so when the media tout a narrative that’s untrue (which they do often), it’s difficult to fight back.
Regarding the white nationalist claim, while it’s unclear whether that’s accurate (there seems to be no proof to validate this), it does seem spurious and likely biased. Note that according to the media, black conservative activist Candace Owens is herself a white supremacist/nationalist …
Judging on the media’s past behavior and rhetoric, it seems very likely that Bosa is simply a proud conservative and Trump supporter, ergo why the media — which hate the president with all their might — are in such a rush to seemingly smear him and the president for praising him.
It seems, to put it short, that this narrative of Bosa and Trump being two peas in a pod of unrepentant white-nationalist-motivated racism is nothing but fake news:
the brainwashed are so easily manipulated. fake news laughs at how easy it is to divide the country by race. you all always have to make everything about race. it’s very stupid. bosa supports trump. thats the only reason he congratulated bosa and not murray.
— Zachary Pinto (@ZacharyPinto88) May 1, 2019
— Dave Dawes (@dawezo) April 29, 2019
#fakenews Bosa has expressed his support of the President and has been criticized for it. Please be courageous and ethical in your tweets.
— Michael Wootress (@lordhrdrck) April 29, 2019
— Tom Hadly (@pr0j3ctmayh3m) April 29, 2019
People just looking for reasons to be outraged. Twitter is cancer and people think it’s a reflection of real life. Most people don’t have a clue who Nick Bosa or Kyler Murray are and won’t ever hear of this non controversy made up by the idiots in the media. More fake news…
— daniel j. williams (@fins71) April 29, 2019
Researching the Nick Bosa controversy and there’s nothing there. It’s fake news.
— Steve (@Steveonomics) April 29, 2019
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