Carson thinks Trump is going to ‘get there’ on the athletes to their knees


WASHINGTON (AP) — The only african-American member of President Donald Trump, the Cabinet said on Monday it would work with the president on the issue of athletes to take a knee during the national anthem, while Trump showed no signs of weakening, the tweets over the weekend that he would not be watching soccer or football if the players do not stand up for the national anthem.The housing and Urban Development Secretary Ben Carson said he believes that most of the players are on their knees to protest against the brutality of the police, not because of a lack of respect to the flag. He added that the players need to make that clear.

When asked on Hugh Hewitt’s Show that he can convince the president not to be upset with the players to their knees during the anthem, Carson responded: “Well, I don’t think he showed as much animosity in the region in recent times. And I think we just continue to work with him. He’ll get there.”

The HUD officials said Carson was not available to develop other. However, they pointed out that the spectacle of the transcript dropped an important word in Carson’s comments — the secretary said he would work “with” Asset on the issue, rather than “working” president. An Associated Press journalist who listened to the audio confirmed that Carson to the intervention of the “with.”

Carson take goes against Trump tweeting during the weekend. He retweeted Republican council representatives Jim Jordan of Ohio, and Matt Gaetz of the Florida take issue with the U.S. Soccer Board of Directors vote for the repeal of the policy that players must remain standing during the national anthem.

“It became clear that this policy was bad and detracted from the important message of Black Lives Matter,” the administration said.

Jordan said, “Let me get this right, the united STATES Soccer won’t stand for the united STATES National Anthem.” In retweeting Jordan, Trump said, “And it seems that the NFL is heading in that direction too, but I can’t watch!”

There has been a resurgence of interest in the knee issue following the death of George Floyd in police custody. The former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick has raised the question four years ago when he refused to stand during the national anthem because of his views on the country’s treatment of racial minorities. Kaepernick has not played since the season as no team was willing to sign for him.

Trump has returned to the topic frequently over the years, that it sees it as politically beneficial, saying at one point that those players who do not stand to the national anthem must be triggered.


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