It’s a tradition that winning professional sports teams visit the White House. But before Donald Trump could even formally invite the championship NBA team before their star player, Stephen Curry, told a press conference last week he didn’t want to go.
What would you do if some spoiled millionaire said he didn’t want an invitation to your house? If you had any self-respect, you’d disinvite such an ingrate, and that’s what Trump did.
Then Trump warmed to his theme at a rally in Alabama, slamming those NFL players who “take a knee” instead of standing for the national anthem.
That got started with player Colin Kaepernick. What a weird, incoherent way to protest. But it definitely makes you the centre of attention, especially if you’re not exactly a star in the game, earning attention by your skills.
I’m all for protests and free speech. But since when do you do that at work instead of on your own time?
The Democrats want to make professional sports submit to their anti-American counter-culture. It’s Hillary Clinton’s campaign strategy — shaming and scolding and irritating people.
Remember how that worked out?
NEXT: I really don’t know anything about football. Luckily, Joel Pollak of Breitbart.com comes on to fill in all the details about Trump’s war of words with the NFL. What’s the future of that billion-dollar business, as more and more Americans tune out?
THEN: Candice Malcolm has just written a widely-discussed column, “Stop Normalizing Sharia Law in Canada.”
Watch our conversation to learn what the reaction has been, and why this issue has reached a critical juncture due to the M-103 hearings.
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