Trump needs to focus on what’s important
As players, coaches and owners prepare for Week 4 of this highly unusual NFL season, so too does Donald Trump.
While the teams finalize their game plans, Trump dreams of his next tweetstorm. While defenses prepare to tee off on opposing quarterbacks, Trump gets ready to tee off on, well, us — perfecting that special knack he has for dividing the nation and wreaking havoc on us all.
It’s safe to say it’s well past time for Trump to stop tweeting and talking about the NFL and start focusing on Puerto Rico, taxes, health care and any other issue with which a president should be consumed.
But we know that’s not going to happen. Thursday was Day 7 of the president’s blistering attack on the most popular league in the country, and if there’s any- thing this nation can agree on, it’s that we’re going to have a Day 8, Day 9, Day 10 and definitely a Day 11, which will be Trump’s most glorious tweeting day of all, his chance to Monday morning quarterback the pregame events of Sunday.
If fewer NFL players take a knee, lock arms or protest in other ways during the national anthem this weekend than they did last weekend, Trump will declare total victory, taking full credit for leading the charge and swaying public opinion to stop them. My goodness, the tweeting might never end.
Because everyone knows Trump can’t wait to do this, it’s a good guess that players who otherwise might not have continued to protest now will, be it on bended knee or with linked arms, just to make sure Trump can’t declare his own personal V-E Day.
Isn’t it lovely what Trump has done to the country?
On Thursday morning, Trump launched his latest racially tinged broadside: Team owners,