We are fighting for our farmers, for our country, and for our GREAT AMERICAN FLAG. We want our flag respected – and we want our NATIONAL ANTHEM respected also! pic.twitter.com/16eOLXg6Fi
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 8, 2018
FoxNews.com reports that
President Trump brought his fight against national anthem-kneelers to the field of the NCAA championship football game in Atlanta on Monday night, standing and singing “The Star-Spangled Banner.”
Meanwhile, one Alabama player — identified as running back Bo Scarbrough — was heard yelling ‘F— Trump’ before the game, Sporting News reported, showing video of the team apparently walking off the field after pregame warmups.
Trump was announced to a varied combination of cheers and jeers as he entered the Mercedes-Benz Stadium in a dark suit and red tie. Waving and smiling to the crowd of thousands, Trump walked onto the field to hear the Zac Brown Band sing the anthem.
With his right hand on his heart, Trump smiled and occasionally sang along with the band.
Both the Georgia Bulldogs and the Alabama Crimson Tide stayed back in the locker room as the anthem played, which is common among college football teams. They stormed the field shortly afterwards.
But Trump left the game before rapper Kendrick Lamar started his halftime performance nearby.
Plans for the president’s visit had been met with criticism from the NAACP.
Atlanta’s NAACP chapter said on its Facebook page that fans inside the stadium for the College Football Playoff title should send Trump a message by waving white towels “simulating a blizzard.”
“We will not let the President’s visit go without a response. If you are lucky enough to attend the game, we encourage you to bring a white towel to wave simulating a blizzard while the president is in the packed stadium,” the group said. “Trump supporters mockingly call the opposition snowflakes, but when we come together we create a mighty storm.”
Trump’s appearance at the game followed a speech he gave in Nashville earlier Monday to the American Farm Bureau Federation’s Annual Convention.
“In every decision we make, we are honoring America’s proud farming legacy,” the president said during the event touting his administration’s accomplishments. The “American dream,” the president said, “is roaring back to life.”
Meanwhile, in the NFL, per si.com (Sports Illustrated)…
The NFL had a disastrous weekend when it came to ratings. Numbers have been down all season and it was more of the same for the wild-card games. The biggest surprise was that the best game (Panthers-Falcons) had the biggest decrease year over year. Yes, markets were a big factor, but that was a competitive and entertaining game. Here’s the breakdown:Titans-Chiefs (14.7) was down 11 percent versus last year’s Raiders-Texans game.
Falcons-Rams (14.9) was down 10 percent versus last year’s Lions-Seahawks game.
Bills-Jaguars (17.2) was down 10 percent versus last year’s Dolphins-Steelers game.
Panthers-Saints (20.4) was down 21 percent versus last year’s Giants-Packers game.
Gentle Readers, what President Donald J Trump did last night at the National Football Championship Game is called leading by example.
He and that crowd of average American SEC Fans stood with him in unison as they paid deference to our free and Sovereign Nation and those who have given their lives for our freedom and those who put their lives on the life everyday in service to our country.
This nation is still experiencing a Political Division of a magnitude never before seen.
A Political Division which came to fruition during the 8 long arduous years of the presidency of Barack Hussein Obama.
The NFL Players Association was not protesting during those years, however. Just Colin Kaepernick. And, he did it to impress his Muslim girlfriend, a poor choice which led to his present unemployment, along with the cold hard fact that he is actually not that good of a quarterback.
No matter the feeble explanations which have been given by the NFL Players themselves, the fact of the matter is that the election of Donald J. Trump and the poor advice of external Liberal Protest Groups, such as Black Lives Matter, have caused these players, at least some of whom graduated college Thank You Laudy, instead of Cum Laude, to make the decision to kneel and disrespect the flag and the national anthem of a country which has made them multi-millionaires for playing a game which the majority of American kids growing up in the Heartland played out in our yards with our friends.
I have written before that those who have influenced these players to kneel have played these poor saps for suckers.
I truly believe that.
If you don’t believe that to be the case, go back and read all of the articles, written by Liberal writers bemoaning the “violent NFL” and the subsequent articles written about the “Concussion Scandal” in the league.
Heck, go rent Will Smith’s bomb of a movie about the “problem”, titled simply “Concussion”.
Liberals have always turned up their noses at the NFL AND their fans.
What better way to kill two birds with one stone than to convince the players that it is cool to protest on “company time” by sharing a minority political philosophy through insulting our municipal police forces and the symbols of our country at the same time?
Who in their right mind would believe that would be accepted by average Americans?
Probably the same simpletons who believed the National Polls predicting that Hillary Clinton would be the 45th President of the United States of America.
The scene last night in Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA was a “Polaroid Moment”, which showed with unmistakable clarity why Modern American Liberals were wrong on November 8, 2017 and remain wrong today.
Buh Bye, NFL
You turned America’s Pastime into Political Theater.
And, American turned you off.
Long live College Football.
God Bless America.
Until He Comes,