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Another Un-American, Unpresidential Act by Trump
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) June 4, 2018
Can you imagine Obama, Bush 43, Clinton, Bush 41, Reagan, Carter doing doing something like this? I can’t.
I agree with Philadelphia’s Mayor:
Philly mayor Jim Kenney's statement is pointed.
After President Trump disinvited the #Eagles to the White House, Kenney calls him "a fragile egomaniac obsessed with crowd size and afraid of the embarrassment of throwing a party to which no one wants to attend." pic.twitter.com/90pHhIR4SU
— Dave Zangaro (@DZangaroNBCS) June 5, 2018
White House releases new story about Eagles. "The vast majority of the Eagles team decided to abandon their fans." pic.twitter.com/iWOEwCt1EL
— Josh Marshall (@joshtpm) June 5, 2018
Petty. I can’t help but also think this is just another demogogic attempt to rile up his base.
Fox News assisting with the demagoguery:
Fox News uses pictures of Eagles players praying to pretend they were kneeling for the national anthem (no Eagles player actually did) pic.twitter.com/BbgzmyGdpn
— Judd Legum (@JuddLegum) June 5, 2018
They later apologized for this.
Fox News used the faith of Christian men dishonestly to push an agenda. That wasn’t an “error,” but intentional and strategic. They’ve deleted the segment + apologized on twitter, but many viewers don’t have twitter. An on air apology to all Christians would be the classy move. pic.twitter.com/qb8z8PwM1N
— Chris Long (@JOEL9ONE) June 5, 2018
I haven’t listened to the clip, but that quote is spot on, with regard to the above actions. The POTUS’s job is to unite the nation, especially when there are many divisions. What he’s doing above is exacerbating divisions to maintain power.
Steve Kerr on Trump: "It's not surprising. The President has made it pretty clear he's gonna try to divide all of us in this country for political gain." pic.twitter.com/WFCM9lpFiH
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) June 5, 2018
I didn’t listen to watch the press conference, and my first instinct is to assume some breakdown in communication has occurred. Then again, I trust Haberman, too, and here she’s saying that what is said reflects some larger trend or pattern. If so it’s outrageous and un-American, particularly for a POTUS to think this.
The White House press secretary today said the president doesn't consider the protected free speech of NFL players against police brutality to be free speech. Which is a totally accurate reflection of how he sees it and a pretty remarkable statement.
— Maggie Haberman (@maggieNYT) June 5, 2018