The NFL Takes a Knee in Protest of Trump: The Daily Show

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Published on September 25, 2017

At a campaign event for an Alabama senate candidate, President Trump called for the NFL to fire players who take a knee during the national anthem.

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20 comments

  • lil Zoystin 2 months ago

    Lemon head

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  • Vincent 2 months ago

    What a giant toolbag.

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  • skypup girl 2 months ago

    That moment when you are arguing with a person and i asked “tell me a better way to protest”, and they say “by doing something” then i repeated the question and they said by “doing anything else” then i said “but everything else isn’t working so wouldn’t it be retarded to do it So tell me if there’s a better way to protest”

    They are taking a long time to reply

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  • ringztrue 2 months ago

    Yeah, he’s so entitled to advocate violence in a game he doesn’t play. The big brave golfer.

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  • ringztrue 2 months ago

    Re: his rally speech: Wouldn’t it be nice to see someone who disrespects the country he represents be told by the American public ” get that son-of-a-bitch out of the White House?”

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  • Da Beast 2 months ago

    When will you ‘monkey see monkey do’ liberal idiots kick this Noah ANC racist communist out of the USA!

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  • Glb Ed 2 months ago

    sorry but i must say that you are so cute :))

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  • Ashtyn G 2 months ago

    The fact that white police officers irrationally fear and shoot blacks and Latinos simply because of the color of their skin is the biggest issue in the country. #voteforbeto

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  • lolster 292 2 months ago

    Whenever people say they can criticize the kneeling football players because of the First Amendment, then since the football players also have First Amendment rights, then aren’t you wasting valuable time and energy trying to change something you can’t change?

    Also, I’m currently in high school, and basically nobody says the Pledge of Allegiance in the morning (including me). I’m pretty sure even the teachers don’t say it. This isn’t just the football players kneeling. It’s the American people saying that there are a shit ton of things wrong with our country, and that needs to be fixed.

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  • Subbayal Javed 2 months ago

    The man with Jacksonville jaguars is shahid khan he is the richest man in pakistan with a net worth of 8.8 billion dollars and also owns alot of other shit.

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  • Ricky Norton 1 month ago

    more gay liberal fake newscasters… gee

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  • Jason Anderson 1 month ago

    If everyone from sea to shining sea would just stop buying products that were made in communist countries. I’m NOT a Walmart shopper either because back when Sam Walton was building his stores, he told the American people that nothing on the shelves of his store would come from foreign countries. But then Mr. Walton passed away God rest his soul. Now the family saw more profits with imported goods. Is that what greed does to people? The love of money, greed and more power!
    I try and watch what I purchase. I look at the label to see where it came from. If it came from a communist country, a country who bleeds us for millions of our tax dollars that never pays it back, or a country where the people hate the American people, I put the product back on the shelf. I go online and search for what I’m looking for but I make sure that it’s made right here in American where quality products are made!
    So go online and search for U.S. made products first people! I personally won’t buy NIKE anything until they bring the manufacturing back to this country. When it comes to my next pair of shoes I’ll look into New Balance because their made in America!
    Now tell me this so I can understand more about it. The white people and cops around the country are racist and picking on black people? Well I don’t know what the percentage is, but why are our prisons and jails full of more black people than white people? If the police around the country are racist, why are there black people on the police force as with all the other races trying to uphold the laws? What race seems to be committing more of the crimes nation wide?
    Now there are so many blacks that are still reverting to the days of slavery in this country. Well how many of their ancestors were slaves? How many of the slaves were actually captured by white people for slavery? How many blacks were captured by another tribe in Africa that was at war with a certain tribe and the captives were sold as slaves by their own black race of people?
    Don’t blame us for your so called oppression! If you can’t stand for this countries nation anthem and if you don’t like this country, YOU CAN LEAVE this country and find out what it’s like to live elsewhere!
    I could say more but I just don’t have the time.

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  • Ronald Brown 1 month ago

    AMERICA MAYBE WE SHOULD ALL TAKE A KNEE:
    In August 2016, San Francisco Quarterback Colin Rand Kaepernick willingly immersed himself into controversy, by refusing to stand for the playing of the national anthem in protest, of what he deemed were wrongdoings, against African Americans and minorities in the United States. With his historical convictions and positions on social issues, he refused to stand for the national anthem. Kaepernick stated “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag, for a country that oppresses black people and people of color,” Kaepernick told this to, NFL Media in an exclusive interview after the game.
    “To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way”. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.” Kaepernick’s protest has nothing to do with the military or the flag, In fact, Kaepernick stood and clapped on the sidelines when members of the military were recognized on the field. He stated, “I have great respect for the men and women that have fought for this country. I have family, I have friends that have gone and fought for this country. This country isn’t holding up their end of the bargain. Men and women that have been in the military have come back and been treated unjustly, being murdered in the streets by the country and on the land they have fought for. That’s not right.” For instance lets Look at how the veterans administration have treated them.
    In response to the NFL players who have taken a Knee supporting Kaepernicks position on this issue. President Trump criticized the National Football League broadly and athletes who kneel during the national anthem specifically. He has stated the NFL owners should “fire the son of bitches”
    Article One of the Constitutions states” Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.
    Civil and political rights are a class of laws that protect individuals’ freedom from infringement by governments, social organizations, and private individuals. They ensure one’s ability to participate in the civil and political life of the society and state without discrimination or repression.
    Civil rights also includes the ensuring of peoples’ physical and mental integrity, life, and safety; protection from discrimination on grounds such as race, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, political affiliation, ethnicity, religion, and disability and individual rights such as privacy and the freedoms of thought, speech, religion, press, assembly, and movement.
    In September 1777 George Washington took a knee at Valley Forge. Abraham Lincoln’s famous Gettysburg address, he echoed Jesus’ immortal words, ” a house divided against itself cannot stand.” Mark 3:25 Perhaps now, more than ever, it is imperative that we stand together, kneeling before God and in an attitude of humility and holiness while reaching out to those around us in an effort to both heal and unite our divided land in God we trust.
    In 1965, civil rights leader Martin Luther King Jr. took a knee during the march in Selma. The Selma to Montgomery marches were three protest marches, held in 1965, along the 54-mile (87 km) highway from to the state capital of Montgomery. The marches were organized by nonviolent activists to demonstrate the Selma, Alabama desire of African-American citizens to exercise their constitutional right to vote, in defiance of segregationist repression, and were part of a broader voting rights movement underway in Selma and throughout the American South. By highlighting racial injustice, they contributed to passage[citation needed] that year of the Voting Rights Act, a landmark federal achievement of the Civil Rights Movement.
    For instance what would happen if, organizations like “Me To” Black Lives Matter,” Phile Chionesu and Asia Coney of the million woman march Moveon.org  ” “ACT UP” Earth Justice” and Border Angels all would start taking a knee. Not just at sporting events but at conferences rally’s, marches, and in the hallways and offices our legislative politicians. It seems that when Colin Rand Kaepernick first start talking about social issues, no one was listening. But once he took a knee in protests of social injustices He got the attention of the whole country, including the President Of the United States. Maybe If we follow his lead, our lawmakers will listen more carefully to the morality of these issues. Thus creating more solutions instead of creating biases, fears and division among the people who have elected them. This has nothing to do with the NFL You cant buy tar constitutional subcontracts. Their constitutional r with pal as it is more of
    “MAYBE WE SHOULD “ALL TAKE A KNEE”

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  • swarnak Ray 1 month ago

    When you can’t use other ways you have to use gimmicks

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  • swarnak Ray 1 month ago

    Always finding somethung to complain about while completely overlooking the cause

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  • Troy Thomas 4 weeks ago

    Coming from Huntsville, I remember that day. I was over my father’s house when someone came up to me and told me that when he visited, they put up temporary fences around housing projects close about a mile from the convention center he spoke at. Sounded very Gestapo-ish, plus I remember you couldnt go on any main street without police in heavy presence patrolling. That day seemed very surreal and scary…

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  • Jermaine Crockett 4 weeks ago

    What Roseanne did to the flag is disrespect!!!!!

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  • Naomi Gary 4 weeks ago

    still don’t understand why so many republicans, who are so “patriotic” and pro-constitution, condemn people for peacefully exercising their freedom of speech. will never understand it. i don’t give a shit if you personally believe it’s disrespectful, that’s not a legit basis to be constantly knocking them down.

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  • jazzy love 3 weeks ago

    Lol it looks like Donald is eating a microphone 2:30

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  • Jeffrey Morton 1 week ago

    If Al Davis were still alive he’d be drooling at the thought of snatching up all those talented, fired protesters from other teams! “Go ahead and fire them! We’ll make ’em Raiders and beat all of your asses to jelly on the way to the Super Bowl!” RIP Al Davis…

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