Talk show host Montel Williams schooled a Trump advocate and Fox News guest who belittled NFL players protesting racism and police brutality by refusing to participate in the national anthem.
Gina Loudon appeared last week on Fox Business, where she asked host Lou Dobbs whether he or the players themselves recalled what they were protesting, which amplified a theme raised on Twitter by President Donald Trump.
“What were they protesting again, Lou?” Loudon said. “Can you even remember? Because I kind of feel like maybe they’re protesting protesting. Because I don’t think anybody is aware of exactly what it is they’re protesting.”
Williams challenged Loudon on Twitter, saying the players understood the stand they were taking by sitting out the “Star-Spangled Banner.”
“Can assure @RealDrGina she’s wrong – they know what they’re protesting,” Williams tweeted. “I can also assure her not a single one of these players cares one bit about what she says on @FoxBusiness.”
Loudon responded by suggesting Williams opposed the protests, and she insisted they had every right to protest — but only in ways she personally found acceptable.
“I believe you know this isn’t the proper venue to protest, @Montel_Williams,” Loudon tweeted. “I would fight for their right to protest. But they make a mockery of our military veterans, their sport & their fans when they use their profession. There are more effective ways to make their case.”
Williams chided Loudon, and asked the Trump surrogate and founding writer for Breitbart News to stop hiding behind the military service of other people.
“Gina I served 22 years,” he tweeted. “How many did you serve? You and the ridiculous cast of @foxnews know NOTHING about serving this nation or respect. Sit down.”
— Montel Williams (@Montel_Williams) August 13, 2018
Trump media advisory board member Gina Loudon discussing NFL players on Fox Business:
— Media Matters (@mmfa) August 11, 2018
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