It did not go unnoticed on Twitter Saturday morning that president Donald Trump was quick to congratulate a white football player who was selected second in the NFL pro draft -- while ignoring the black player who was drafted first after winning the Heisman Trophy.
On Saturday Trump skipped over Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray, selected first by the Arizona Cardinals, to heap praise on Ohio State's Nick Bosa who has been a critic of former 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick -- who Trump loathes over his kneeling protests.
Trump tweeted, "Congratulations to Nick Bosa on being picked number two in the NFL Draft. You will be a great player for years to come, maybe one of the best. Big Talent! San Francisco will embrace you but most importantly, always stay true to yourself. MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN!”
Twitter users were quick to point out Trump's omission of Murray and to point out that Bosa has a history of promoting white nationalist Twitter accounts.
You can see some tweets below:
@realDonaldTrump someone who believes that white supremacists protesting imaginary grievances by plowing cars into… https://t.co/mhM9y5nIHt— Jeff Tiedrich (@Jeff Tiedrich) 1556367060.0
@realDonaldTrump And Congratulations to you for being picked #2 in the 2016 US President Draft!— Ryan Hammon (@Ryan Hammon) 1556366995.0
@realDonaldTrump Remember Nick Bosa was the fool that called Kapernick “clown” for taking a stand...makes sense why… https://t.co/mO4vztUu2f— Elinor (@Elinor) 1556374690.0
@realDonaldTrump Oh, of course he gets a congrats, he’s white— Roy (@Roy) 1556375069.0
@realDonaldTrump I think you are also a number two.— Untucked with Jeremy Newberger (@Untucked with Jeremy Newberger) 1556366838.0
@realDonaldTrump You congratulate the (white) #2 pick #NickBosa but not the (black) #1 pick @TheKylerMurray? WTF? #Trump— Andy Ostroy (@Andy Ostroy) 1556373107.0
@realDonaldTrump guess he was the second most popular option too— eric riley (@eric riley) 1556375997.0
@realDonaldTrump Your favorite white boy was drafted second. I like players who were drafted first.— Facts Do Matter (@Facts Do Matter) 1556373233.0
@realDonaldTrump You’ll never be in the club, Donald.— jambu (@jambu) 1556375623.0