Speaking at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama in support of a Republican Senator’s reelection bid, aspiring fascist-in-chief Donald Trump sounded his familiar hyper-nationalist alarm, calling on NFL team owners to respond to football players who don’t stand during the National Anthem or salute the flag during the Pledge of Allegiance with loss of job. In Trump’s words they should say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He’s fired.” The worst part of this is the fact that his numerous supporters responded with roars of approval, despite Trump previously railing against “political correctness.” What more extreme form of political correctness can there be than forcing someone to partake in a display of ultra-nationalism, or else risk losing their livelihood?
President Donald Trump has some advice for National Football League owners: Fire players who kneel during the national anthem. He’s also encouraging fans to walk out in protest.