NASCAR driver Dale Earnhardt Jr. on Monday quoted John F. Kennedy on the inevitability of “violent revolution” after President Trump attacked National Football League (NFL) players who kneel in peaceful protest during the national anthem.
“All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests,” he tweeted Monday.
“Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable-JFK.”
All Americans R granted rights 2 peaceful protests
Those who make peaceful revolution impossible will make violent revolution inevitable-JFK
— Dale Earnhardt Jr. (@DaleJr) September 25, 2017
The Hill added:
Former NASCAR champion Richard Petty told The Associated Press that any member of his team would be fired if they chose to protest the national anthem.
Trump on Monday said he was “proud” of NASCAR, its supporters and its fans.
“They won’t put up with disrespecting out Country or our Flag,” Trump tweeted. “They said it loud and clear!”
So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017