At a campaign rally in Alabama on Friday, Donald Trump set off a firestorm when he suggested that athletes who kneel during the national anthem are disrespecting the American flag and should be fired.
While a debate has raged since then between those on both sides of the issue, comedian and progressive political commentator John Fugelsang noticed a common thread among those who agree with Trump.
Thank you.So agree, what's more disrespectful of USA 🇺🇸 than the flag of traitors.— bp (@allbaipage) September 24, 2017
Exactly! The confederate flag represents treason. How do you celebrate states that seceded from our great nation?— blair channing rae (@iWriterGirl) September 24, 2017
Both ARE important. One serves as a reminder of treason and ignorance while the other represents our freedom and right to protest injustice.— Garrett Cole (@stereofiasco) September 24, 2017
I guess same people think respecting flag more important than respecting each other. That's why as a white male, if I were in NFL I'd kneel.— JCESQ (@JCESQ82) September 24, 2017