Written by DML:
TIMELINE OF EVENTS concerning President Trump and the NFL….
Friday: President Trump tells a large crowd in Alabama that the NFL owners should fire or suspend NFL players who take a knee during the national anthem.
Saturday: NFL and NBA players lash out at Trump for his comments.
Sunday: Trump doubles down with a tweet urging Americans to boycott the NFL games.
Sunday: While in London, NFL players from the Ravens and Jaguars kneel during the national anthem but stand for the UK’s anthem.
Sunday: The Pittsburgh Steelers announce they will remain as a team in the locker room during the national anthem.
We ran a poll on Sunday morning asking DML readers if they support the president’s remarks about how NFL players should stand during the anthem. You can see results and vote by clicking here.
In reaction to all that’s taking place, a DML reader named Brian Cox wrote a letter to the president and posted it on the DML Facebook page. I found the letter to be well-written and offering a fantastic idea. I hope you will make this go viral by sharing it on your social media pages.
Dear Mr. President,
I am writing you this letter out of appreciation. I have followed both your campaign and your presidency closely. I will not claim to completely agree with your every move as president; however, I see that you care about America and America’s patriots, Her soldiers, and law enforcement which protect us each and every day.
I am not, nor have I ever been, a soldier but I did spend a career as a law enforcement officer. I want to thank you for standing firmly for both of these groups of Americans, as our son currently is serving in the US Marines, and I feel confident that you value his service to our country.
On the issue of the athletes who are kneeling in disrespect to our nation and our patriots, you have my full support. Thank you for not bringing these people to the White House (my nation’s capital) and honoring them when they choose to dishonor our nation with their actions and their antics. You have my utmost appreciation for you position both to the kneeling and to uninviting these ungrateful individuals into our nation’s White House.
You are correct, it is an honor to be able to visit the White House and meet with the leadership of our nation. These athletes do not deserve to be honored. Thank you for your position on this.
If I may be so bold, might I suggest that you honor the families of servicemen and women who are out there protecting our nation instead of these athletes. I do not know if it is possible, but on the day that you would have honored a championship winning team of ungrateful athletes, would you consider inviting the families of deployed servicemen and women to our nation’s capital?
I think a common barbecue, baseball on the lawn with the children and the grandparents of these children, or even a dinner with these families would be an amazing way to show appreciation for the men and women who truly support our freedoms with their actual lives.
Could it be possible to honor those fathers and mothers, spouses, and children who currently have loved ones actually protecting the freedom of these ungrateful athletes who are currently disrespecting these very individuals and their families who are actually sacrificing every day so that these kneeling overpaid entertainers who disrespect this nation can kneel and act as though they have been maligned in some way as they rake in millions in riches. Riches these military families will never see, as the sacrifice every day missing their deployed loved ones.
I am using my contacts to send this letter to the president. — DML
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