The president is obsessed with NFL players who kneel during the national anthem in protest of unjustified police killings of black Americans. He wants them punished swiftly and severely. More swiftly of course than the officers who abuse their authority and kill innocent Americans without cause - in fact, Trump thinks that cops should be more "rough" on suspects. Kneeling NFL players are more of a threat to Trump's skewed brand of patriotism than white supremacist protestors in Charlottesville, who he defended as "very fine people."
In a friendly interview with Sean Hannity, Trump said that he believes the NFL mishandled Colin Kaepernick's initial protest, saying that after the first time the former quarterback took a knee during the playing of the national anthem, he should have been suspended by the league. "Frankly the NFL should have suspended him for one game and he would have never done it again," he said, per TMZ. He added that punishment should have gotten progressively more strict each time he chose to kneel.
In the meantime, Colin Kaepernick is continuing his unrelenting commitment to social justice with a $25,000 donation to the Chicago-based grassroots organization, Assata's Daughters. Kaepernick who has been and remains unemployed is ruffling Conservative feathers with the changes he has made on the field and in our communities. Kaepernick's entire movement is about knowing your rights while making a difference and they can see it's starting to stick. Well, someone should warn them this is just the beginning.