He then shouted to the audience: "Listen to this: Donald TrumpDonald John TrumpBiden slams Trump over golf gif hitting Clinton Trump Jr. declines further Secret Service protection: report Report: Mueller warned Manafort to expect an indictment MORE is president".
The comments made by President Donald Trump might have meant to turn professional athletes exercising their Constitutional rights into enemies of the state, but it appears to have had the opposite effect. "You can not protest if you're black".
"But you do realize that up until this weekend, the knee had nothing to do with the president, nothing at all to do with Trump! There should be a flag on that play, and I'm going to say a Confederate flag". When is the right time to protest if not on the national platform that the players are given? Noah also pointed out the hypocrisy in Trump's reaction to the National Football League protest compared with his comments after white nationalists clashed with protesters in Charlottesville: "If Donald Trump's greatest concern is the disrespecting of the American flag, you know what should really piss him off?"
He then referenced the Cowboys after the entire team, including owner Jerry Jones, briefly knelt before the national anthem ahead of their Monday night NFL game. And sure enough, on Monday, comedians including Trevor Noah, Stephen Colbert, and Seth Meyers ripped into the president-especially his apparently hypocritical stance when it comes to free speech.
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"This is a reminder that supporting Trump is a lot like robbing a bank, just when you think you got away with it, the die pack explodes", Meyers said. When black athletes peacefully protest racism and police brutality, Trump has no trouble summoning his outrage.
He then insisted if Trump's "greatest concern" is the disrespecting of the American flag, then the Confederate flag should "really piss him off".
Ruffin also called out Trump for his racially-motivated criticism. "If you have a problem with black people loudly and silently protesting, what you have a problem with is black people", she said. Write down our complaints, put 'em in a bottle and throw 'em in the fucking ocean?
"But I do know he definitely prefers white people to black people", he added. "Well guess what? If slavery didn't break us, this idiot certainly can't".