The White Home hasn’t gotten the memo. “President Trump stands with our courageous troopers and patriots who proudly stand for our nationwide anthem and nice flag, not those that select to disrespect it by kneeling or elect to needlessly cowl this demonstration—and the American folks agree with him,” White Home spokesman Judd Deere claimed simply earlier than the brand new ballot got here out (however after the July one).
Eric Trump, not normally the Trump son most out in entrance making inflammatory statements, tweeted “Soccer is formally useless — a lot for ‘America’s sport.’ Goodbye NFL . . . I’m gone” over Dallas Cowboys administration green-lighting protests.
It’s true that the individuals who oppose athletes talking out or kneeling do appear like the Trump base—solely 43% of Republicans and 45% of individuals 65 and older assist the best of athletes to make use of their platform to specific their views. However in order for you proof that issues are rapidly shifting away from Trump’s view, take into account this: even 52% of white folks say that kneeling is an acceptable type of protest.
In the meantime, individuals are hungry for televised sports activities as a distraction throughout a pandemic that has slowed the discharge of recent films and TV exhibits, and Trump is on the market saying he doesn’t need the NFL season to start out if gamers are going to be kneeling.