Trump Makes Every NFL Kneeler an Offer They Won’t Want to Refuse

While President Donald Trump has made it very clear that he strongly holds his beliefs about respecting the national anthem and the flag, he’s now making a conciliatory gesture to those NFL players who have kneeled during the anthem in protest.

From Biz Pac Review:

Trump extended the olive branch to players in the National Football League who have repeatedly been called out by him for protesting during the national anthem by kneeling, sitting or staying in the locker room.

“You have a lot of people in the NFL in particular but in sports leagues, they’re not proud enough to stand for our national anthem. I don’t like that,” Trump said to reporters before heading out for the G-7 Summit in Canada.

“What I’m going to do is I’m going to say to them instead of talk…I am going to ask all of those people to recommend to me — because that’s what their protesting – people that they think were unfairly treated by the justice system … I understand that,” Trump continued. “I’m going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated. Friends of theirs or people they know about and I’m going to take a look at those applications.”

The president promised if his “committee finds they’re unfairly treated, we will pardon them or at least let them out.”

That’s a pretty stunning offer to make.

Some of the players have said that they are protesting police violence and injustice by kneeling.

And it’s really telling them to put their money where their mouth is. If it’s really about injustice and criminal justice reform, and not just about being a leftist, wearing police as pigs socks and disrespecting the anthem, then tell us exactly what case you want to be changed.

Trump has obviously shown himself willing to pardon or commute the sentence of people where there’s been an injustice, where he thinks the sentence is unfair and the person has turned her life around.

This week he commuted the sentence of Alice Johnson at the request of Kim Kardashian. Johnson, a 63-year-old great-grandmother, had received a life sentence of being involved in a drug conspiracy despite the fact that it was the first offense. She had already served 21 years.

He also posthumously pardoned the first black heavyweight champion, Jack Johnson, who had been convicted of violating the Mann Act for “transporting a white woman across state lines for immoral purposes” in 1913 for traveling with his future wife. He was prosecuted because he was black and Trump wanted to rectify that injustice.

And he pardoned Kristian Saucier, the sailor had his life ruined for taking a picture aboard his submarine to show his family, and Dinesh D’Souza, who broke campaign finance laws but whom Trump felt was severely punished for political reasons.

Trump said he had about 3000 people on a pardon list for consideration.

Will they take him up on it? They should, but bet they wouldn’t.

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ACK
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He should also let them go to Walter Reed and visit soldiers that have fought for them. Maybe then they will get a little perspective about the true meaning of the flag.

Beverly Meier
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This is a legitimate hand offered to those who believe the USA legal system has been unjust. Take it, or keep quiet.

Ruth Butler
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thank you, I did not see it in the main stream news. You’re my new mainstream!

Peggy
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I’m impressed. What a guy.

Ashley
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I suggest those players all go and live and play for a country they like more than USA, maybe Iran or Mexico. They don’t have to stay in USA, since everyone in USA is free to leave. They should all go and take the loser media and movie stars with them. Good riddance to all of them. Other people who love USA will take their jobs within a day or two.

April R
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Good for President Trump!! Obama let out real criminals, known to be violent offenders, terrorists. Not ones that had shown they had turned their lives around, or first time offenders.

Pattie Segura
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That’s fair For the Players. I don’t like them kneeling during OUR ANTHEM. It’s called RESPECT For Those Who Have Fought And Died For The Players And Others In Our Country. If they want to protest, protest on their own time, not at a game or concert. I don’t want to hear politics or see a protest at games. I didn’t pay to see or hear that. If the players can’t compromise then I don’t know what to tell them other than I won’t go to a concert or go see a game. I hope and pray all involved compromise… Read more »
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Diana
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They’re probably not going to take our POTUS up on this. I believe those who kneel think ALL police officers are out to get them and blacks who’ve been mistreated by law enforcement didn’t deserve it. We can’t undo any injustices that have been done. One thing that can be done is to weed out BAD COPS. Not all COPS are bad. It’s like not ALL BLACK people are bad. Some are some aren’t. But, when BLM goes around shouting “What do we want”? “Dead Cops”, when do we want it? “Now”! Get serious. Those words including the kneeling are… Read more »