Trump’s hostile comments towards NFL players protesting during the National Anthem caused an uproar over the weekend. Celebrities were irate over the president’s obscene remark during his speech in Huntsville, Alabama on Friday.
“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. He is fired,” said Trump. “Total disrespect of our heritage, a total disrespect of everything that we stand for.”
That same day, the president took to Twitter to uninvite the Golden State Warriors from the traditional White House visit for NBA Champs. Trump was clearly not happy with Steph’s comments about the pending visit.
“I don’t want to go. That’s really it. That’s the nucleus of my belief,” Steph said during media day.
The president fired back at Curry on Twitter causing a series of backlash for the Commander in Chief. Trump tweeted to rescind the offer.
As a response, several athletes took to Twitter and weighed in on the topic: LeBron James, Draymond Green, Chris Paul, and Kobe Bryant.
Several of the NFL players also addressed the president’s remarks. Seattle Seahawks’ cornerback Richard Sherman stated that the president’s behavior and comments were unacceptable.
Curry’s response to Trump’s emotional rant on Twitter summed it for the celebrities, “That’s not what leader’s do.
With the recent attention brought to this matter, which was spearheaded by Colin Kaepernick who essentially lost his job for taking a knee and taking a stand for what he believes in, it’s important to realize that Colin was fighting against police brutality and racial inequality. Matters that shouldn’t take a backseat to Trump’s “son of a b-tch” comment.
We want to hear your thoughts! What do you think about the wave of players joining the protest?
Written By: Plychette Montgomery