The Twitter reaction to President Trump going after NFL players protesting during the national anthem has exploded overnight and #TakeAKnee became the top trend on Twitter this morning:
The flag? What do we do when someone disrespects the country? What do we do when someone disrespects the presidency? #TakeAKnee
— Karen Hunter (@karenhunter) September 23, 2017
— John Pavlovitz (@johnpavlovitz) September 23, 2017
— Sil Lai Abrams (@Sil_Lai) September 23, 2017
I'm wondering what it will take for some of you to stop watching football. More players are speaking out. We have to support. #TakeAKnee
— April (@ReignOfApril) September 23, 2017
#TakeAKnee against hatred and white supremacy. I would rather kneel with Kaepernick than stand with the Dotard.
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 23, 2017
Don't allow racists to reframe #TakeAKnee as being a debate about anthem & flag. It's a protest of police brutality & racism… 🙄
— Bree Newsome (@BreeNewsome) September 23, 2017
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) September 23, 2017
It's sad that Trump think people who use cars at weapons in Nazi rallies are "fine people" but those who #TakeAKnee are "sons of bitches".
— Tony Posnanski (@tonyposnanski) September 23, 2017
Amazing to see how many people can feel so threatened by one person choosing to #TakeAKnee. Should be interesting tomorrow.
— David Hobby (@strobist) September 23, 2017
For those who value false peace more than justice and symbols more than systemic change, no form of courageous protest is good. #TakeAKnee
— The King Center (@TheKingCenter) September 23, 2017
If you think it's okay to take a swatstika but not to #TakeAKnee you need an American history lesson.
— Randi Mayem Singer (@rmayemsinger) September 23, 2017
— NAACP (@NAACP) September 23, 2017
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