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Trump Endorses NFL Boycott Before Seattle Seahawks, Tennessee Titans Skip National Anthem (Video)

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The Tennessee Titans and the Seattle Seahawks announced before their Sunday afternoon game that neither team would participate in the National Anthem.

The teams followed the lead of the Pittsburgh Steelers, who skipped the National Anthem prior to their game Sunday morning. After this, and prior to the Titans vs. Seahawks game, the President of the United States retweeted a call for the boycott of the NFL:

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“As a team, we have decided not to participate in the national anthem,” the Seahawks released in a statement. “We will not stand for the injustice that has plagued people of color in this country.”

“Out of love for our country and in honor of the sacrifices made on our behalf, we unite to oppose those that would deny our most basic freedoms,” it concluded. “We remain committed in continuing to work towards equality and justice for all.”

The Titans echoed their sentiments. “As a team, we wanted to be unified in our actions today,” their statement read. “The players jointly decided this was the best course of action.” 

“Our commitment to the military and our community is resolute and the absence of our team for the national anthem shouldn’t be misconstrued as patriotic.”

Following his initial endorsement of an NFL boycott, the president retweeted an image exploiting an apparent service member:

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He subsequently changed his Twitter header to that of an American flag, further tweeting that “Courageous Patriots have fought and died for our great American flag. We MUST honor and respect it!   MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”

Of note, courageous patriots who have fought and died for our country did so in order to protect free speech and the American dream.

The Titans entered the game following the national anthem with their arms linked, together:

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‘Bleakest Scenario’: Advisor to 4 Presidents Warns ‘All Hell Breaks Lose’ After 2024 Election

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One of the most experienced former White House staffers in America warned of the unraveling of America during a Saturday appearance on CNN.

David Gergen served as director of speechwriting for President Richard Nixon, communications director for Presidents Gerald Ford and Ronald Reagan, and counselor to the president under Bill Clinton.

CNN’s Pamela Brown said, “as someone who has advised so many presidents, who cares so much about American democracy, how concerned are you about the future U.S. elections with this backdrop of the ‘Big Lie’?”

“I’m very concerned,” Gergen replied.

“I think that we’re in more, we’re in potentially more danger than we were six months ago, a year ago. Listen, the bleakest scenario is that all the efforts that are being made now between Democrats and Republicans on where we’re going to go on the economy and pandemic, you know, that all these talks may collapse and we in government may be seen as dysfunctional,” he explained.

“The Republicans then use this in 2022 to take back the House and set themselves up for 2024. Trump could go on as crazy as he is now, he gets crazier as it goes along. You can see all this coming together at an outcome in 2024,” he continued.

“If Trump were to be re-elected, all hell is going to break loose in this country. On the other hand, if his supporters think it’s been stolen from him after 2024, all hell could break loose on that side, too. So I think we’re in pretty treacherous territory right now,” Gergen warned.

“Those are not very good options you just laid out there, David Gergen,” Brown said. “Pretty terrifying.”

 

 

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Speaking to MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow, Schmidt laid out the main issue with former President Donald Trump’s “Big Lie.”

“The front of that fight is a space where the lie is confronted with the truth. That is the battleground. And it plays out in 1 million ways,” Schmidt said. “But a democracy cannot survive in a world where the lie and the truth stand equally. The system that we have is based on a compact that requires faith in belief and trust. It’s how we share power with people that we disagree with. We acknowledge that we live in a complex world where people have different perspectives.”

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NBC News reported Greene “instigated a shouting match with a group of House Democrats who were holding an event outside the U.S. Capitol on Friday.”

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Following the incident, Greene announced that her chief of staff had “advised” her that he would no longer be working in her office.

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