NFL player blasts Trump for criticizing national anthem protests while staying silent on white supremacist rally
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NFL player Cameron Jordan slammed President TrumpDonald TrumpMajority of Americans in new poll say it would be bad for the country if Trump ran in 2024 ,800 bottle of whiskey given to Pompeo by Japan is missing Liz Cheney says her father is 'deeply troubled' about the state of the Republican Party MORE on Friday for his renewed attacks on players who protest during the national anthem without speaking out against this weekend's Unite the Right rally in Washington.

“Guy who won the presidential election... how about we get a statement on the ‘unite the right’ rally 2 being held in DC this weekend... a [year] after the first one in Charlottesville???” the New Orleans Saints defensive end said on Twitter.

Jordan’s tweet was in response to several statements Trump made on Twitter about how players who protest during the national anthem “wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define.”


“The NFL players are at it again — taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem,” Trump tweeted on Friday, a day after several players kneeled or otherwise protested during the national anthem before preseason games.

"Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest," he said in a subsequent tweet. "Most of that money goes to the players anyway."

(Under a labor agreement, players' share of league revenue for this season is 48.5 percent.)

"Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!" Trump added.

Trump’s renewed attacks on NFL players came days before the anniversary of last summer's violent Unite the Rally in Charlottesville, Va., where white supremacists clashed with counterprotesters demonstrating against racism. At the rally, a 32-year-old woman was killed when a car was driven into a crowd of counterprotesters, allegedly by a man attending the white supremacist rally.

Trump prompted a wave of backlash when he stopped short of condemning white supremacists for the deadly rally, saying at the time that there was “blame on both sides.”