This afternoon, Vice-President Mike Pence stated that he left today’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers after he witnessed players kneeling during the national anthem, pointing out that he wouldn’t support any disrespect for the flag or America’s soldiers.
It didn’t take long for President Donald Trump to express his feelings about the action:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017
Besides declaring how proud he is of Pence, it appears that Trump is taking credit for Pence leaving the game, stating that he told him to do so if any players knelt.
Interestingly, on the day Pence walked out of a game due to the demonstrations over racial injustice, the player seen as being most responsible for them — free agent quarterback Colin Kaepernick — reportedly said that he’d stand for the anthem if a team would sign him. (Kaepernick would later refute that report.)
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