NFL player Cameron Jordan fired back at President Trump on Friday in response to his renewed attacks on players for kneeling during the national anthem without speaking out against this weekend’s Unite the Right rally in Washington.
“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 [year] after the first one in Charlottesville???” the New Orleans Saints defensive end tweeted.
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??? https://t.co/uPSLYkB2z5
— 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, a day after several players protested during the national anthem before preseason games.
“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.