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Trump Praises Racist NASCAR Owners For Threatening To Fire Drivers Who Protest During Anthem

Donald Trump continued his tirade against the NFL on Monday after praising white racist NASCAR owners for threatening to fire their own employees.

On Sunday, NFL teams strongly rebuked Trump by kneeling during the national anthem and more players than ever before participated in the protest against racial injustice. They exercised their right to free speech and protest as protected by the Constitution and were even joined by coaches and owners.

But while the NFL came together to tell Trump to go f*ck himself, NASCAR team owners Richard Childress and Richard Petty with immediate termination if they protest during the national anthem.

“Anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in,” Childress said, remarking that any such protest will “get them a ride on a Greyhound bus.”

“So many people gave their lives for it. This is America.”

Yeah, this is America and people gave their lives for our rights. Thanks for pointing out why everyone should be able to exercise their right to protest.

Petty also embarrassed himself with similar remarks.

Anybody that don’t stand up for the anthem oughta be out of the country. Period. What got ’em where they’re at? The United States. If they don’t appreciate where they’re at … what got them where they’re at? The United States.”

So, Petty thinks black NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem should be deported. Not too long ago, NASCAR drivers sat in their cars during the national anthem. That includes Richard Petty.

It should also be pointed out NASCAR is dominated by white men.

So, of course, Donald Trump praised NASCAR for threatening their employees.

And there you have it. NASCAR just proved how racist it is. Team owners and drivers should go right on ahead and wear their white hoods and robes at the next race.

After praising a bunch of white racists, Trump went back to attacking the NFL.

First of all, more players kneeled on Sunday than ever before. In fact, whole teams kneeled, sat, or stayed in the locker room. It was far from a “small percentage.”

And this is absolutely about race. Donald Trump attacked black football players for exercising their rights. If a white quarterback from the South had started this movement to protest, Trump and every other conservative in America would be hailing him as a hero.

The United States government cannot compel a business or any citizens to stand during the national anthem. As for respecting the flag, the Supreme Court has ruled that flag-burning is constitutional. But no flags were burned during NFL games. Flags were flown proudly while players protested peacefully and silently. Exercising constitutional rights is far from disrespectful. What’s truly disrespectful is Trump making demands and threats like a dictator in a nation that is supposed to be free.


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