Donald Trump has successfully engaged an entire nation. His actions keep us involved in the affairs of our country and help raise voices, both for and against his Presidency.
Donald Trump is not a leader, but he is a motivator. He has managed to impact just about everyone in our nation, in one way or another. On September 22nd, 2017, Donald Trump spoke at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama. In a speech that went almost ninety minutes, Donald Trump probably spent five minutes talking about NFL players taking a knee during the national anthem. Everybody is entitled to their own form of protest, and if they want to take a knee during the National Anthem, that is their right. It’s also Trump’s right to speak out against it. How many people agree with Trump’s opinion?
“We’re proud of our country. We respect our flag. 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 crowd responded by chanting, “USA!”
The way some of these news reports were written, one might think Trump was about to sign an executive order, firing NFL players to won’t stand for the National Anthem.
“You know some owner’s gonna do that. He’s gonna say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired. And the owner, they’re friends of mine, many of them…they’ll be the most popular person for a week. They’ll be the most popular person in the country cause that’s a total disrespect of our heritage. That’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for. And I know we have freedoms and we have freedom of choice, and many, many different freedoms, but you know what, it’s still totally disrespectful.”
Trump then told the people of Huntsville, “When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they’re playing our great national anthem…the only thing you can do better is if you see, even if it’s one player, leave the stadium. I guarantee things will stop, just pick up and leave.”