September 26, 2017 10:47 pm

Protest Isn’t Unpatriotic — Attacking The First Amendment Rights Of Black Athletes Is

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Freedom of speech shouldn’t have to be explained to the president.

09/25/2017 03:19 pm ET

Addressing an almost all-white audience on Friday, President Trump called on NFL owners to fire athletes who take a knee during the national anthem, a protest begun last year by Colin Kaepernick to highlight police killings of black Americans. Trump doubled down on his attacks throughout the weekend, insisting on Twitter that this “has nothing to do with race” and is only about calling out people who are “disrespecting our Flag & Country.”

On both counts, Trump’s claims couldn’t be further from the truth.

To read NPE Action Board Member Diallo Brook’s entire Huffington Post piece, click here.