The rhetorical battle between President Donald Trump and the NFL heated up this weekend which forced the political pundits of the world to take sides.
On one hand you have Trump, who during a campaign rally in Alabama last week referred to NFL players protesting racism by kneeling during the national anthem as “son of a bitches,” and on the other you have the enormously powerful institution of the NFL , who have been remarkably unified –from owners, players and coaches alike–in the face of Trump’s continued rhetorical assaults.
Not surprisingly, this conflict has been a major topic of conversation on the cable news programs this morning, and has been pretty much the non-stop on the very pro-Trump Fox & Friends. What IS surprising is co-host Brian Kilmeade‘s rather brave moment of candor in which he said “yesterday I thought the president overall his remarks Friday and his tweet Saturday made everything worse.”
Rare has been the occasion that a Fox & Friends host would ever say anything critical of the White House, which has led the President to often laud them as his favorite show. Does this suggest a new trend in which F&F are switching political allegiances? Almost certainly no. But this does highlight the complicated nature of this NFL vs Trump debate, which is causing some bedfellows a bit stranger than usual.
Watch the clip above courtesy of Fox News.
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