President TrumpUSAID Administrator Donald John Trump Gets Positive for COVID-19 Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams Among Time Magazine’s 2020 Man of the Year With his Thanksgiving tweet, he reiterated his criticism of NFL players kneeling in requests for social justice and retweeted the tweets and pictures of Twitter and Deshaun Watson, as well as Detroit Lions defender Matthew Stafford, who knelt under the national anthem on Thursday.
Trump, who tweeted about the election most of the day, responded to the DEE SPORTS GUY tweet, which stated, “QB Deshaun Watson (Houston Texans) and Matthew Stafford (Detroit Lions) are exercising support for social justice during the National Anthem minutes ago,” and it contained photos of both footballers kneeling.
“No thanks,” Trump tweeted.
No thank you! https://t.co/IYQSotnMG9
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 26, 2020
In 2017, Trump loudly criticized NFL players for protests against social justice launched by former San Francisco 49ers defender Colin Kaepernick.
Trump’s critique has deepened the debate over the country’s most watched sports league.
The protests gained popularity and social acceptance, especially after police killed George Floyd, an unarmed black man who died in Minneapolis in May after an officer knelt on his neck for an extended period of time and pushed Floyd to the streets.
In June, Trump tweeted that he would no longer watch football or soccer after the American Football Association issued guidelines that players should not stand under the National Anthem.
In July, Trump suggested that players look for alternatives to kneeling to express their views.
“[T]there are many ways you can show that you are unhappy, ”he said then.
In August, he reiterated his position, saying he preferred the NFL not to continue playing if players chose to kneel.
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Thursday was no exception as the president continued to protest his election losses while criticizing his favorite targets, from NFL players to Democrats to Reps. Alexandria Ocasio-CortezAlexandria Ocasio-Cortez Kamala Harris, Stacey Abrams among Time Magazine’s 2020 nominees Ocasio-Cortez, Cruz addresses COVID-19’s relief: People starve when they tweet about their holidays Biden’s cabinet selections largely unite Democrats – so far MORE (DN.Y.).