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Russell Wilson: nothing but ‘negativity’ in Trump administration

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Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson says there’s been nothing but “negativity” since President Trump took office, making him unsure if the commander in chief is “going to be able to last four years.”

“Basically, I think that when you think about all the negativity that’s happened within a 10-day period — or however many days it’s been — it’s already too much. It’s already crazy, it’s already affecting people’s hearts, and souls, and lives in such a negative way, in my opinion,” the football player said in a Facebook Live video posted Tuesday.

Wilson mentioned nationwide protests going on since Trump signed an executive order last week temporarily barring citizens and refugees from seven predominantly-Muslim countries from entering the United States.

{mosads}“To go to LAX airport, and there’s people all over the place fighting for their lives, protesting, and all that. All the protests that have gone on in the African-American community, obviously the Muslim community, too. If we’re going to be a nation that says we’re equal, we have to be equal,” Wilson said, speaking to the camera while getting a haircut.

“People’s feelings are getting hurt, people’s lives are getting changed, people are getting sent back or not let in back home to see their families for reasons that may not be worthy,” Wilson said. “Just because you believe in something, you are from a certain place, doesn’t mean you’re a bad person.”

“We have to treat people fairly and you have to love everyone,” Wilson exclaimed, adding that he voted for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton last November. 

“I know from even my own faith, the Christian faith, you still have to love everybody. You still have to, no matter what our issues are, you still have to find love for people, care for people,” Wilson added.

Wilson said of Trump, “I don’t even know if he’s going to be able to last four years, in my opinion.”

“You don’t want to wish bad upon anybody, because if he doesn’t last four years that means something went wrong. So hopefully nothing goes wrong anymore than it’s already doing.”

The 28-year-old football star, who attended a state dinner at the White House last year with now-wife singer Ciara Harris, lamented that former President Obama was no longer sitting behind the desk in the Oval Office.

“Barack, come back, Barack!” Wilson said with a smile.

Wilson said only with Obama’s departure do people realize “how much President Obama was able to deal with the situation — you can’t run a nation and everything be perfect — but I think people have a greater appreciation of his class, the class he was able to deliver to most people.”

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