Home Sports Donald Trump says Drew Brees shouldn’t have apologized for his anti-knee comments
Donald trump said Drew Brees made a mistake in apologizing for his anti-knee comments – saying, “He should not have returned to his original position on the honor of our magnificent American flag. “
“OLD GLORY must be revered, cherished and stolen high …”, said POTUS on Friday. “We should be standing upright, ideally with a bow or a hand on our hearts. “
Of course, Brees said on Wednesday that he believed that when players knelt for the national anthem in NFL games … they were disrespect the flag and the military.
Colin Kaepernick and other NFL kneelers said the protest was not intended to be disrespectful to the military – and rather to shine a spotlight on police brutality and racial injustice in America.
Brees did not issue one – but TWO – apologies … After meeting his comments strong criticism of almost every athlete in the country, including teammates and even James Lebron.
But, Trump says Drew had nothing to regret … writing, “There are other things you can protest, but not our big American flag – NO KNEES! “
In his written apology … Drew said his comments were “callous” and “missed” – and the New Orleans Saints QB has promised to support the Black Lives Matter movement in the future.
“I recognize that I should speak less and listen more …” said Brees, “and when the black community talks about their pain, we all have to listen. For this, I am very sorry and I beg your pardon. “