Trump Trashes NFL Players For Anthem Protests: Most Are ‘Unable to Define’ What They Are Protesting

President Donald Trump weighed in on NFL protests as a number of players knelt, raised their fists or stayed in the dressing room during the national anthem as the league’s pre-season gets underway.

“The NFL players are at it again,” Trump tweeted, “taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem.”

“Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define,” he continued. “They make a fortune doing what they love……”

The president finished his thought a few minutes later on Twitter, telling players to “find another way to protest.”

Trump’s claim that players are “unable to define” what they are protesting demonstrates of his disinterest in finding out anything about the protests.

The president could look at the Twitter feed of Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins, who wrote Thursday night: “Before we enjoy this game lets take some time to ponder that more than 60% of the prison population are people of color. The NFL is made up of 70% African Americans. What you witness on the field does not represent the reality of everyday America. We are the anomalies…”

Jenkins raised his fist during the anthem, along with cornerback De’Vante Bausby.

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