The tete-a-tete between President Trump and professional athletes has reached a fever pitch. Friday night while at a Huntsville, AL rally for junior Senator Luther Strange, the President went in on NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem. Trump exclaimed,
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 … out right now he’s fired … Fired!’
The crowd gave Trump a standing ovation and chanted, “USA! USA! USA!” To say he was a hit in Alabama would be an understatement. Saturday the President took to Twitter to rescind Steph Curry and the Golden State Warriors’ invitation to the White House:
Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 23, 2017
Curry had previously waffled over whether he would or would not accept the President’s invitation. Never to take disrespect lightly, Trump clapped back immediately. He made Curry’s decision for him in the proverbial, “I’ll break up with you before you break up with me” kind of way.
The clap back got LeBron James’ dander up. James called Trump an “bum” and pointed out it’s hard to rescind an invitation Curry had already turned down:
U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So therefore ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
— LeBron James (@KingJames) September 23, 2017
Just when you thought the Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers had heat for one another, The Kang picks up the sword on behalf of Curry and other pro athletes. Trump has been on the proverbial hot seat ever since his odd response to the rioting in Charlottes, VA last month. Trump was adamant on not condemning the Alt-right, saying there were “good people on both sides.”
James Alex Fields, Jr. drove a car into a crowd of protesters, killing one person and injuring several others. Fields was arrested and will be charged, but the public wanted more outrage from Trump. When it didn’t get it the media went off on Trump, accusing him of being a white supremacist. The Kang went so far as to say Trump makes hate fashionable. This beef between Trump and pro athletes has been brewing and it will not end anytime soon. Some would call it a culture war. Regardless, it takes the country’s focus off its economic malaise and that’s good for the President.
On Shock Exchange
Shock Exchange: How Inner-City Kids From Brooklyn Predicted the Great Recession and the Pain Ahead explains the stock market and U.S. economy through the eyes of the New York Shock Exchange, a financial literacy program Ralph Baker started in 2006 to share his passion for investing and basketball with his 11-year-old son and other boys his age. The book predicts the “pain ahead” for the U.S. economy, the demise of China, the pending stock market crash and social unrest.
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