White House holds first press briefing since Trump NFL comments

Ruben Hill
September 28, 2017

Trump tweeted Saturday morning. They announced no one from their team will be visiting the White House, saying President Trump made it clear they're not invited. If the National Football League is a harbinger, he will soon unite the country in revulsion towards him. "I have an idea of why, but it's kind of beneath the leader of a country to go that route".

"Sport and sports is so unbelievable, what sports can do for everyone, no matter the shape or size or race or ethnicity or religion or whatever".

James, as he has developed a habit of doing, remains non-committal about his future with the team other than the upcoming season. He has yet to make good on a single significant legislative goal.

More than anything, this weekend held up a mirror to America and showed us what we really care about, and just how important of a role sports play in it. But James isn't going to spend any extra time thinking about Irving now that they're on different teams, and he's damn sure not going to give him any advice.

"You can't get more insulting than that", Phoenix center Tyson Chandler said. If you voted for him, it's okay.

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"We know this is the greatest country in the world - the Land of the Free - but we still have problems just like everybody else".

In Washington, Wizards guard Bradley Beal called Trump a "clown". And this summer, he initially said "many sides" were to blame for white nationalist violence in Charlottesville, Virginia, instead of tackling the issue head-on. We should assume Trump's words and actions reflect what he truly believes.

"I don't like anything he's been saying", Wall said. It's childish stuff: "belittling people and calling them names", Kerr wrote. "I'd sign him today".

"T$3 hat guy...continues to try to divide us as people", James said.

President Trump's race-baiting attack on African-American athletes is nothing new. More than ever, athletes and sports journalists feel empowered to use their platform to speak out against systematic oppression and bigotry such as that purported by Trump. "If NFL players decide 'We're not playing, ' if each player gets behind each other and says 'We're not playing, ' then what?" "'Oh, is it that again?" The dog-whistling is now a trumpet blaring to white audiences, seeking to stir up and capitalise on their rage against non-whites, especially non-white foreigners. We still have no clue of what being born white means.

Simon Darnell, an assistant professor at University of Toronto's Faculty of Kinseology and Physical Education, spoke to Jelena Damjanovic about the widening protest, and the impact of athletes acting as agents of civil disobedience and instigators of social change. You have advantages that are systemically, culturally, psychologically there.

Because it was obviously not enough for him to set many people's teeth chattering over his finger resting on the nuclear trigger as he ratchets up the insults with North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un. It can't be something that is on their plate on a daily basis.

The US President poured fuel on the issue during a rally in Alabama on Friday night, urging NFL owners to fire any "son of a bitch" who kneels during the country's national anthem.

Trump was referring, of course, to players who take a knee during the singing of the national anthem.

He too, is disappointed with the president's comments.

These same fans have shown their own divisions - some back the kneeling players and the movement's founder, former 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.

The Warriors responded with their own statement on their website.

I think you could make the case that we've never seen anything like this of any sort, such are the times we live in. "I support Commissioner Adam Silver, the National Basketball Association, its players, and all those who wish to exercise their right to free speech", Jordan added.

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