Sports fans should never condone players that do not stand proud for their National Anthem or their Country. NFL should change policy!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 24, 2017
Players across the NFL began to knee in protest to deter Trump’s misguided thinking that the players are unpatriotic. Players from the New England Patriots knelt, and some linked arms. Brady joined his team and linked arms in solidarity.
This morning on a sports radio show, he reacted to Trump’s tweets:
“I think that is what unity and love — like I said after the game, those are the things that concern me. When you’re in a locker room full of 53 players, you’re working to a common goal. You support the guys that you play with and you support your coaches, coaches support you. You just do the best you can do. You’re navigating through life. These things aren’t easy.”
He called Trump’s tweets “divisive” and “disagrees” with his comments. People have been waiting to hear from Brady in response to Trump and the NFL because of Brady’s apparent support of Trump. He even has a “Make America Great Again” hat in his locker.
But on Sunday, Brady was with his team, and knew where to place his priorities and understandings.
Trump took to Twitter again this morning, denying the truth behind the kneeling protest:
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!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017
When will he ever speak any truth?