President Trump trashed the NFL during a senate rally this Friday in his latest crusade against free speech.

 

Background:

Trump is no stranger to inflammatory speech. In 2012, he targeted then-President Barack Obama by spearheading the birther movement—an egregious conspiracy to question the president’s citizenship status which Trump pursued for years.

“Why doesn’t he show his birth certificate?” Trump asked on ABC’s The View.

It was a racist lie from the start, and it took Trump over five years to admit the falsehood. Yet still he maintains he isn’t racist.

In fact, he insists African Americans love him.

“I have a great relationship with the blacks,” Trump said on the Fred Dicker radio show in 2011. “I’ve always had a great relationship with the blacks.”

It appears over 90 percent of African Americans would disagree.

Trump has since endured an endless series of highly-publicized blunders. Following his inauguration, he’s undergone FBI investigation, escalated tensions with North Korea, supported white supremacy, advocated strict deportation laws, and shamelessly attacked the free press.

Some days, I feel he couldn’t possibly get any worse. But Trump never fails to amaze me.

 

What’s Happening Now:

In his latest act of disregard for the first amendment, Trump lashed out at NFL players like Colin Kaepernick who opt to kneel during the national anthem.

“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects out flag, to say ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out. He’s fired! He’s fired!’”

The energetic crowd of Trump loyalists went berserk as Trump revived his Apprentice tagline. Don the Con later doubled down on his incendiary statements on Twitter.

It’s an odd stance for a man who recently called alt-right Charlottesville protesters “very fine people,” as one Twitter user pointed out.

Funny how the same man who advocated violence against his opponents on the campaign trail (which is not protected under the first amendment, by the way) wishes to violate the free speech rights of everyone else.

Sadly, it’s standard behavior for Trump, whose history of hypocrisy predates his presidency. He’d teased the notion of a presidential bid for years, despite critics pointing out that a celebrity game show host would be a political laughingstock.

“I realized that unless I actually ran, I wouldn’t be taken seriously,” Trump said in 2016.

Joke’s on you, Donny. You won the election, and we still don’t take you seriously.

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