Truth, Lies, and the NFL [1]

By Adam Ericksen [2] 9-26-2017

Do you remember two weeks ago when Donald Trump surprised everyone by working with Democrats [4] to come to a consensus on the DREAM Act? Many thought the president was finally pivoting. He was turning a new leaf by attempting to unify the country. His base wasn’t happy [5], but many of us were hopeful that the leader of the U.S. might be moving in a new direction.

But then Friday happened. Trump decided to pick a fight with the NFL. He said in a speech [6] in Alabama:

Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired!” You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, “That guy disrespects our flag; he’s fired.” And that owner . . . they’ll be the most popular person in this country.

Some commentators said that Trump makes these claims to start a culture war that distract us from legislative issues that truly matter. . .
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