President Donald Trump thinks that NFL owners should fire NFL players who protest the national anthem. Quarterback Colin Kaepernick was the first NFL player to take a knee during the national anthem. He did so to protest racism and police shootings of African-Americans.
This trend has caught on and now several NFL players are taking knees during the national anthem. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was a supporter of Trump in the election, however, he was very disappointed with his comments. He stated, “There is no greater unifier in this country than sports, and unfortunately, nothing more divisive than politics.”
President Trump also uninvited the NBA champions Golden State Warriors to the White House. It is a tradition and a great honor to go to the White House for a championship team. President Trump felt as if Stephen Curry was hesitating so he withdrew the invitation.
The Warriors responded by saying, “We accept that President Trump has made it clear that we are not invited. We believe there is nothing more American than our citizens having the right to express themselves freely on matters important to them.” NBA stars, Kobe Bryant and Lebron James both posted tweets insulting Trump, after he uninvited the Warriors to the White House.
Head coach of the Golden State Warriors, Steve Kerr was not surprised that Trump uninvited the team. Kerr stated that the team would make a trip to Washington, D.C., in February to “celebrate equality, diversity, and inclusion – the values that we embrace as an organization.” Kerr also responded to Trump’s comments about NFL players calling them “awful.” NBA Commissioner Adam Silver stated that he was “proud of our players for taking an active role in their communities and continuing to speak out on critically...