When it comes to the national anthem, president Donald Trump thinks every American should stand when it is played. And as the NFL continues to produce more and more players who refuse to stand up and honor the national anthem before the game begins, he has stood up to express his concern over this protest that has been going on for more than a year now. First brought to the forefront of the public eye by former NFL backup quarterback for the San Francisco 49ers Colin Kaepernick, it has now infiltrated among all different sports in all different levels of play. From professional to college to high school games, the national anthem protest is spreading across the United States and separating people on the issue. But after NASCAR team owners took a stand against the national anthem protestors, President Trump praised their patriotism.
NASCAR team owners threatened anyone on their team if they decided to take a knee during the national anthem. If someone involved in NASCAR does not stand for the anthem, team owners will fire them immediately.
And President Trump called for any player protesting police brutality against blacks and other people of color to be fired. This claim has caused national controversy among the people of America.
But on September 25, Trump used social media to talk about how happy he was with the patriotic NASCAR team owners who would fire any driver who did not stand for the anthem.
“So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!”
As you can imagine, Trump’s announcement was received with applause among his base. But the liberals hated it.
He added, “Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total)… The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!”
Although the debate over the national anthem protest has been raging for more than a year since Colin Kaepernick brought it to the forefront of the American racial conversation at the start of the 2016 NFL season. But as of September 22, Donald Trump joined in and chastised any player for kneeling during the anthem.
At a rally in Alabama, Trump claimed that any player who would kneel during the anthem should be fired from their team.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say: ‘Get that son of a b***h off the field right now. Out! He’s fired! He’s fired!”
After Trump spoke out against the national anthem protestors he also revoked his invitation for the Golden State Warriors to visit the White House. And this insult quickly drew rage from NBA stars including LeBron James.
NASCAR team owners have no sympathy for those who protest the national anthem although they are doing it to improve race relations. They will terminate the contract for any person who does not stand while the anthem is played.