It takes a racist to take a situation and try to make it into a thing about race. The NFL players protesting (on the job and doing the national anthem) is disrespectful. It does not matter what color you are. If you spit on the veterans that died for you like that, then you do not deserve to live in our great country.
With that being said, Donald Trump calling out the NFL on their disrespect was every bit appropriate and I am glad he did it! He said that the NFL team owners should fire players who kneel during the anthem and guess what? Considering they are protesting ON THE JOB and the NFL is a private industry, they can absolutely do so!
There is nothing wrong with firing people who break the rules at work. Trump was just stating that it should be a rule for them to abide by.
Now Spike Lee is claiming that President Trump’s comments are racist because he is treating the team owners like “plantation owners.” Wow.
He does realize that there are more than just black people on the teams…right? This is ridiculous.
Lee continued, “When he says—he is really telling the owners—like the owners are the plantation owners and the guys playing in the league, they’re on the plantation. You can’t say anything. And so, the thing’s really escalated. And then I get back to it, when you talk about somebody’s mother, that’s a no-no. And he has not apologized at all, so.”
What should he apologize for? All he did was call out the ignorant, disrespectful players.
Lee added, “Did he talk about the mother of the neo-Nazi, the alt-right, the KKK, those guys, crazy people in Charleston?”
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