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‘We will never back down’: NFL Players Association rips Trump over Kaepernick ‘son of a b*tch’ slur

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President Donald Trump and civil rights leader Colin Kaepernick (composite image).

The executive director of the NFL players union is defending players and expecting owners to join them after President Donald Trump called quarterback Colin Kaepernick a “son of a b*tch” at a campaign rally in Alabama.

“We will never back down,” DeMaurice Smith tweeted early Saturday morning. “We no longer can afford to stick to sports.”

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The players’ representative also took issue with the fact NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has yet to condemn President Trump’s attack on Kaepernick’s civil rights.

“Whether or not Roger and the owners will speak for themselves about their views on player rights and their commitment to play safety remains to be seen,” Smith noted. “This union, however, will never back down when it comes to protecting the constitutional rights of our players as citizens as well as their safety as men who compete in a game that exposes them to great risks.”

There has been speculation that neither team owners nor Commissioner Goodell will defend player rights.

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The deafening silence from team owners and the league is in stark contrast to the reaction from players, who have rallied to defend their rights.

Former Pro Bowl running back Thomas Q. Jones had some of the harshest words, referencing the arrest of Donald Trump’s father at a KKK rally.

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NFL veteran Takeo Spikes called President Trump both a “son of a b*tch” and a “dotard” in his blistering response.

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Ex-Trump staffer outlines how the president undermined his own task force’s pandemic response

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In a new interview with NBC News scheduled to air on Tuesday night, Mike Pence's former top Homeland Security aide Olivia Troye excoriated President Donald Trump and the administration for their failures to take the coronavirus pandemic seriously.

Trump, claimed Troye, is "undermining" his own public health experts, especially with events like the rally in Tulsa, Oklahoma where masks were not enforced and social distancing not required. Following that rally, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt tested positive for coronavirus, and GOP businessman Herman Cain died of the disease, although it is not definitive that they contracted it at the rally.

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Ohio Democrats bust police officer’s son for stealing Biden campaign signs and then posting the video

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The son of an Ohio police officer was accused this week of outing himself as one of the people who stole a number of Biden campaign signs.

The Ohio Union Country Democratic Party shared video that allegedly has been posted by the son of an officer in Marysville.

"Local cop's son shows off the Biden signs he and his friends stole, then tags the accomplices on his Instagram post," the Union County Democrats' Twitter account said. "Hey @MarysvilleOHPD. You know where he lives. When can we pick up our signs?"

Video shared with the post shows someone flipping through a stash of Democratic Party campaign signs. The post included the message: "Fuck Biden."

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‘Colossal backdoor bailout’: Outrage as Pentagon funnels hundreds of millions meant for COVID supplies to private defense contractors

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"If you can't get a Covid test or find an N95, it’s because these contractors stole from the American people to make faster jets and fancy uniforms."

nstead of adhering to congressional intent by building up the nation's inadequate supply of N95 masks and other equipment to combat the Covid-19 crisis, the Pentagon has funneled hundreds of millions of dollars in appropriated taxpayer funds to private defense contractors for drone technology, jet engine parts, Army uniform material, body armor, and other purposes not directly related to the pandemic.

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