NFL player blasts Trump for criticizing national anthem protests while staying silent on white supremacist rally


NFL player Cameron Jordan slammed President TrumpDonald John TrumpKobach agrees to recuse himself from vote counting in Kansas GOP primary NFL players kneel during national anthem before first preseason game Schiff blasts GOP for Russia probe conduct: ‘That’s how you obstruct an investigation, not how you conduct one’ MORE on Friday for his renewed attacks on players who protest during the national anthem without speaking out against this weekend’s “Unite the Right 2” rally in Washington.

“Guy who won the presidential election,” the New Orleans Saints defensive end said on Twitter in reference to tweets Trump shared about players who protested during “The Star-Spangled Banner” at pre-season games on Thursday.

“How about we get a statement on the ‘unite the right’ rally 2 being held in DC this weekend,” Jordan continued. “A [year] after the first one in Charlottesville???”

Guy who won the presidential election… how about we get a statement on the “unite the right” rally 2 being held in DC this weekend… a yr after the first one in Charlottesville???

– cameron jordan (@camjordan94) August 10, 2018

Jordan’s tweet was in response to several statements Trump made on Twitter about how players who protest during the national anthem “wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define.”

“The NFL players are at it again – taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem,” Trump tweeted on Friday.

“Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest,” he said in a subsequent tweet. “Most of that money goes to the players anyway.”

“Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!” Trump added.

Trump’s renewed attacks on NFL players came a day before the anniversary of last summer’s violent Unite the Rally in Charlottesville, Va., where white supremacists clashed with counterprotesters demonstrating against racism. At the rally, a 32-year-old woman was killed when a man drove a car into a crowd of counterprotesters.

Trump prompted a wave of backlash when he stopped short of condemning white supremacists for the deadly rally, saying at the time that there was “blame on both sides.”