The delicate Left fell apart today, as President Trump met with iconic entertainer Kanye West as well as NFL legend and cool movie actor Jim Brown (check out a hilarious response to that meeting here), facilitating discussion of issues such as violence in Chicago and black American employment.
In the midst of the horrific event, while at a press conference in front of the White House, 82-year-old Jim was asked his opinion of NFL kneeling.
Brown — who New England Patriots General Manager Bill Belichick has called “the greatest football player in history,” kicked a field goal, square into the teeth of leftist attitudes:
“I can be very blunt about taking a knee. See, first of all, I’m an American. That flag is my flag. The things that I’ve overcome in this country have allowed me to make me a better person. I don’t think we should take knees in protest instead of standing up for our flag. I think we should work out our problems as a family. And that’s what I would advocate to my children and to all the young people that I deal with. I am an American, that flag is my flag, and I want to represent it that way.”
Nike would’ve done well to take that position. The brand really goofed up with its choice of Colin Kaepernick for its latest campaign, namely because it’s an ode to ignorance (see here). If the former quarterback’d had Jim’s perspective, he would’ve kept from making himself look so foolish, ending up as a disgraced ex-player hoping to subpoena the Commander-in-Chief (here), concerned with suing over his plight — while the Left demanded he be given a career (here) — and attaining sainthood over that most valued of left-wing racial principles: division.
Despite Democrats in Congress and the media calling Trump divisive, Dem Messiah Obama was the all-time Oval Office champ of segregating America. Brown — who was asked by a reporter about his conversational contribution to solving black problems — takes a more unifying approach.
“What recommendations did you give as it relates to the black community, to the President of the United States?”
Jesse Jackson and Al Sharpton must’ve been confused by his reply:
“I gave him my opinion of the overall community in this country. I’m a black man, of course. But my life has not always been around black people. I have some wonderful white people that have helped me as a child, helped me as an adult. Made up for the fact that I did not have a father. So I expressed my desire to bring a plan, along with his plan, on how to help people. People need jobs, people need education. People need to be attended to. So that’s what I’m talking about. It’s not controversial, I’m sorry.”
Not only that, but Jim considered it an honor to meet with Trump:
“[W]e had the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States, which, everybody doesn’t have that privilege.”
I don’t know if Jim Brown is the greatest football player, but he sure sounds like a great American.
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Jim Brown speaks to media outside White House: "I don't think that we should take knees in protest instead of be standing up for our flag." pic.twitter.com/sZDTsfyinp
— CSPAN (@cspan) October 11, 2018