President Trump wanted consequences for NFL players who protest racism before games. Today he got them.
When President Trump was stumping during the 2017 Alabama Senate race, he reignited a controversy that had mostly fallen out of the headlines by saying NFL owners should not allow players to protest the national anthem. “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired,” the president said to roaring applause in Huntsville, Ala. Those NFL players may not have been fired for their protests as Trump suggested. But the commander in chief may ultimately have gotten what he wanted:...Read More