The false patriotism of Donald Trump’s attack on NFL players

President Donald Trump delivering his State of the Union Address (Screenshot)

In the documentary 13th, Professor Kevin Gannon points out that “we are the products of history that our ancestors chose, if we’re white. … into the microphone, his rather sassy eyebrow raise and side-eye and his encouragement of an extended applause break—that this was meant as a direct dig at the NFL players who have kneeled during the national anthem …

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