Trump: Brees Shouldn’t Apologize for Respecting ‘Old Glory’

June 6, 2020   |   by admin

President Trump tweeted New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees should not have apologized for saying he thought players who kneel during the national anthem to protest police brutality are “disrespecting the flag.”

Trump tweeted:

“I am a big fan of Drew Brees. I think he’s truly one of the greatest quarterbacks, but he should not have taken back his original stance on honoring our magnificent American Flag. OLD GLORY is to be revered, cherished, and flown high.”

Trump continued in an ensuing tweet:

“We should be standing up straight and tall, ideally with a salute, or a hand on heart. There are other things you can protest, but not our Great American Flag – NO KNEELING!”

Trump’s tweets come after interview where Brees said anyone who kneeled was “disrespecting the flag.” 

“Let me just tell what I see or what I feel when the national anthem is played and when I look at the flag of the United States,” Brees said. “I envision my two grandfathers, who fought for this country during World War II, one in the Army and one in the Marine Corps. Both risking their lives to protect our country and to try to make our country and this world a better place.”

Other pro athletes criticized Brees for the comments, saying they were tone deaf in the wake of the protests surrounding the death of George Floyd, a black man who died while an officer kneeled on his neck.

Brees later walked back the comments, saying he “would like to apologize to my friends, teammates, the City of New Orleans, the black community, NFL community, and anyone I hurt,” adding his views were “insensitive and completely missed the mark on the issues we are facing right now.”

He continued: “They lacked awareness and any type of compassion or empathy. Instead, those words have become divisive and hurtful and have misled people into believing that somehow I am an enemy. This could not be further from the truth, and is not an accurate reflection of my heart or my character.”

Via Newsmax

Recent Comments

  1. John Pomputius

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    June 6, 2020 @ 3:00 pm

    Mr.Drew Brees was right the first time No apology is needed for respecting the American Flag. Our flag is displayed at all professional and college sporting events. One would think that respecting the American Flag would have been learned in grade school as so many of us have properly learned. Taking a knee was never thought President Trump is certainly correct !!!

  2. Donny D

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    June 6, 2020 @ 5:27 pm

    The National Anthem is played to show appreciation to everyone that has fought for the freedoms in this country, for those that have returned home injured and maimed, and those that have died fighting for the freedoms we have now.
    When someone takes a knee during the National Anthem, it’s equivalent to slapping the face of every American. And not every American needs to be slapped for something one American does!
    If you don’t like something a police officer does, go protest in that city, at that department. Get them to change their policies or fire and charge that officer.
    Don’t protest in all the big cities around the country that had nothing to do with it and most likely have the same opinion about the incident you do. Don’t riot, loot, and burn down the buildings of innocent business owners that have absolutely nothing to do with the incident, and most likely feel the same way you do about it.
    When it’s all over, those business owners and the people in those cities won’t remember why you were there, just that you were there, and you were a group of criminals.

  3. Roger

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    June 7, 2020 @ 2:03 pm

    WELL, SEEING THE WAY ALL OF THESE WAY OVER PAID, OVER PRIVILEGED, SO CALLED ATHLETES, MOST WITH THEIR OWN PERSONAL SECURITY DETAILS, WANT TO PUSH ALL THIS BULLSHIT THAT THEY ARE PROMOTING, LIKE LEBRON JAMES PUSHING VIOLENCE AN ANARCHY AND NOW DREW BREES REVERSING HIS STANCE AFTER BEING BULLIED. MY DECISION IS TO BOYCOTT PRO SPORT EXTREMELY, TO THE POINT OF DO NOT WATCH ON TV AND DO NOT ATTEND GAMES IN PERSON WHICH WOULD CAUSE THE WHOLE THING TO COLLAPSE. THEN SEE WHAT THEIR POSITION WOULD BE AFTER 1 OR 2 SEASONS AND I’M TALKING MAINLY FOOTBALL AND BASKETBALL, BUT ANY PRO SPORT THAT DISRESPECTED OUR FLAG PERIOD………. STOP THEIR PAY AND THEY WILL STOP THEIR BULLSHIT

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