[guest post by Dana]
It’s never clean bill of goods when I agree with Trump. Consider that yesterday, during an interview on Fox Sports Radio, President Trump took the NBA to task for their support of China:
While I agree that the NBA is shameful in their refusal to denounce China and its imprisonment and attempted genocide of the Uighurs, it’s painfully clear that their business interests continue to take precedence over any pesky human rights violations. This even as they wear pre-approved social justice slogans on their jerseys (none of which mention China or the Uighurs).
However, Trump loses me because he has also publicly called on professional sports teams to suspend or even fire players who choose to kneel during the national anthem, and worse, he has suggested that those kneeling should not be in the country. He seems to believe that the federal government should be determining how professional sports franchises handle the decisions made by their players.
Trump also criticized NBA players kneeling for the national anthem in protest of racial inequality, calling them “very, very nasty and, frankly, very dumb.”
The president called NBA players “disgraceful” last week for kneeling during the anthem.
President Trump calls NBA players "disgraceful" for kneeling during anthem, implies that he's done more for the black community than Abraham Lincoln pic.twitter.com/C5YJW3pAps
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