Normally, I stay out of politics but Saturday Donald Trump jumped into an area that he has no understanding of and as a black man I was peeved enough to write this. I hate to bother you with it but I've posted it elsewhere to let my distaste be known bear with me.This is not directed at any of you but is pointed at Donald Trump.

"Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team," the cowardly dotard Donald Trump Tweeted Friday night. The resident of the Oval Office cried because Stephen Curry said he would not be going to the White House to celebrate the Warriors NBA title.

Trump's action came about after being called on the carpet in a series of Tweets by NBA All-Star Stephen Curry. So, what happened? As usual, Trump started crying and took the ball and went home along with the invitation rolled up in his pocket. Even worse, in typical Trump fashion, he withdrew the invitation for the Warriors to come to the White House.

The only problem was the invitation hadn't been formally issued or accepted. Trump's actions infuriated a host of NFL and NBA players. LeBron James made it clear where he stood and tweeted "U bum @StephenCurry30 already said he ain't going! So, therefore, ain't no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!" So, what does Trump do? He takes the thumb he was sucking on and replaces it with the one that was in his ass.

Speaking to his regular group of deplorables and racists in Huntsville, Alabama, the emboldened Trump said, "Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag,” Trump said, “to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’"

Speaking of Trump, Colin Kaepernick's, mother, Theresa, who would be one of those bitches, said, "It’s almost what I’ve come to expect from him and what most of us have come to expect from him. . . . So we’ll see what happens with that. I don’t know if anything will, but I thought it was a big mistake on his (Trump's) part. Just a terribly bad decision.

Apparently, emboldened by his rally of deplorables, the dotard in charge chose to speak out about events sparked by Colin Kaepernick's protest regarding blacks killed by the police in the United States. Although Trump never mentioned Kaepernick by name, it was clear who he referenced.

Response to Trump's statement game show mentality was swift and brutal.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers safety T.J. Ward said it will give more players a reason to kneel, while Saints receiver Michael Thomas emphasized that players need to keep using their platforms to stop social injustice.

Without mentioning Trump by name, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell on Saturday hit back at President Donald Trump's criticism of players who kneel during the national anthem, slamming the comments as "divisive" and showing an "unfortunate lack of respect."

Adding, "The NFL and our players are at our best when we help create a sense of unity in our country and our culture," Goodell said. "There is no better example than the amazing response from our clubs and players to the terrible natural disasters we've experienced over the last month." (statement released NFL Commissioner, Roger Goodell)

In a statement released by the head of the NFL Players Association, NFLPA executive director DeMaurice Smith said, the union representing professional football players, said that the union "will never back down" from supporting players' right to protest.

Now, the Dufus-In-Charge actions guarantee a response by NFL players. Former NBA All-Star Chris Paul said, "With everything that's going on in our country, why are YOU focused on who's kneeling and visiting the White House??? And I doubt he's man enough to call any of those players a son of a bitch to their face." Buffalo Bills running back LeSean McCoy said, "It’s really sad man … our president is an asshole." Bengals safety Geore Iloka wasn't as harsh, but he did call Trump a clown. (CBS Sports)

Trump's statement is not his first trip into sports territory. It's the worst but not the first. Earlier in the month, Trump has called for black sports figures to be fired for expressing opinions he found distasteful. He also demanded an apology for a series of tweets in which the ESPN anchor Jemele Hill described him as a white supremacist. (Washington Post)

Hill was right on the money after Trump described Neo-Nazis, KKK members and white supremacist in the Charlottesville Virginia clash as "good people while he turns a deaf ear to people with a real cause. Not only has his depthless ignorance been highlighted, his white supremacist tendencies are in full view, hardly a revelation for any person of color.

Clearly, Trump should stay out of things he knows nothing about but that hasn't stopped his inept and incompetent reign in the White House, another subject he knows nothing about. Like everything else, Trump knows nothing of free speech or the problems minorities faced and continue to face in this country.

It is clear the Russian puppet in the Oval Office wants slavery reinstated. Currently, the NBA is 74% black. Trump wants them to submit to plantation rule. It ain't gonna happen. The same goes for the NFL where 70% of the players are black. Trump Tweeted 17 times Saturday about the NFL and NBA and not once did he say anything thing about the catastrophic events in Puerto Rico where Hurricane Maria as left great portions of the island nation without power. Many people living near a crumbling dam in storm-battered Puerto Rico have evacuated, Governor Ricardo Rossello said on Monday, as he asked for more government aid to avert a humanitarian crisis after Hurricane Maria. Trump found time for sports but turned his back on American citizens to get into an argument he started because of his ignorance.

Much of the Caribbean island, a U.S. territory with a population of 3.4 million, is still without electricity five days after Maria struck with ferocious winds and torrential rains, the most powerful hurricane to hit Puerto Rico in nearly a century.

There have been growing concerns for some 70,000 people who live in the river valley below the Guajataca Dam in the island’s northwest, where cracks were seen on Friday in the 88-year-old earthen structure.Rossello said he was working on the assumption that the 120-foot (35-meter) dam would collapse.

The right to protest is American as apple pie. The American Revolution was a protest against British rule. Perhaps no one remembers the Curt Flood protest that eventually brought free agency to Major League Baseball, but it started with one man who refused to be a slave to MLB owners.

Perhaps, it was once considered an honor for a championship team to go to the White House but today it is highly questionable. Perhaps, and more than likely, it is Trump who wants to be honored.

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Comment by Donald R Barbera on September 27, 2017 at 10:02pm
Berthold,as usual you've isolating some of crap Trump throws out there and thinks of Americans as complete idiots.
Comment by Michael Penn on September 27, 2017 at 2:57pm

It's different with Dolt 45, Frankie. He knows everyone hates him so he wants to go back to Reality TV. His daily remarks show his skillset for that.

Comment by Frankie Dapper on September 27, 2017 at 10:18am

Bertold i have had that idea for a long time. In America we need to prove ourselves to practice law, practice medicine, sell real estate, even to cut hair. Tests and more tests. Cant pass the test ya cant play. 

But prez or legislator and you can be a fucking dimwitted pixilated ignoramus.  My idea is to take a basic test before one can run. Can't pass, can't run. Instead of or in addition to debates i want experts in various areas to ask the candidates questions to unearth their knowledge and their ability to reason. Factual questions and hypotheticals. The candidates are not informed of questions in advance. National audience.  You got the balls to think you can run the country you fucking well better know a goddamn lot about the world, reason well and demonstrate your ethics.  

Comment by Michael Penn on September 27, 2017 at 9:19am

I agree with your every word, Donald. At my work place I find men younger than 30 who say in Trump's defense "it's a big issue with me." I told one of them to go join the Army. Obviously they have no clue what this is really all about

So, the very Presidential Mr. Trump wants to "fire" people over an anthem and kneeling in protest when it appears to me he would like to be back on Reality TV. Maybe that's where he has been all along. His colors come out clearly when he makes this noise over sports figures and his own expectations of them while he almost totally ignores the plight of Puerto Rico. We can only assume this was done deliberately. Why? Maybe it's because they owe lots of debt and they also are not a white majority. Trump avoids helping them while they are a US territory.

Donnie John is doing his best to "Make America White Again."

Comment by Loren Miller on September 27, 2017 at 7:49am

Oh, and Donald?  I have exactly ZERO problem being hard on Drumpf.  He's earned every barb that's been thrown at him and far more, and I'll be damned if I'll apologize for kicking his sorry ass.  Donnie got away with crap previous to now because while he was a celebrity, he was still a private citizen.  That status has changed radically, and along with it, his position of influence, and if he doesn't like the heat, the door to the kitchen is THAT way.  ===>

Comment by Loren Miller on September 27, 2017 at 7:47am

This is an issue I've spoken about before: that the Constitution only stipulates that a candidate for president be 35 years of age or older and a naturally-born citizen.  Presidents such as Bush 43 and Drumpf make it utterly plain that further qualifications are necessary to have a competent person at the helm of this country (and for that matter in Congress).

The problem of course is that change in set prerequisites for those offices can only be made by CHANGING THE CONSTITUTION ... and with the badly polarized political environment we currently experience, making constructive, coherent changes is about as likely as getting Republicans to recognize anthropogenic climate change.

And it's WAY too early in the morning for me to be reaching for the TUMS ... or the liquor cabinet...

Comment by Bruce Carroll on September 27, 2017 at 7:36am

Honestly, I have ass hairs that are better qualified for office.

Comment by Vangelis on September 27, 2017 at 3:59am

"Trump has jumped into an area that he has no understanding of"

Trump is a petulant little child that has a simplistic child-like understanding of politics, international events, race, the sexes and every other complex topic. It is the reason that he has brought us close to a nuclear war. He is a misogynist, a racist, a fat cat that inherited but knows nothing of his businesses and most of all he is a buffoon.

There, I got that off my chest. I would be even more pissed off if I was an American.

I was talking to someone today and put forward the notion that to be eligible to vote, you must pass a basic intelligence test. That way whatever leader is voted in, it is more likely to be a reasonable candidate. America did not have much of a choice at the last election but that no excuse to scrape the bottom of the barrel for the biggest loser in the world.

Comment by Donald R Barbera on September 26, 2017 at 4:18pm

Teresa--Sometimes, I think if you're catching a lot of grief, then you must be doing it the right way. I've been among the protesters in a couple of the things you mentioned and I still glad that I did. All I had were my feet and pen but I tried and still consider myself an activist. By the way, I lost my try to head the City Council but I made a lot of new friends.

Comment by Teresa Roberts on September 26, 2017 at 2:02pm

To protest is one of the few things that an ordinary citizen who has almost zero power can do. Yet, the vast majority do not seem to understand the importance of a protest, regardless of the issue. Humans are so incapable of uniting against a common enemy that it boggles my mind. Instead of casting aspersions on protestors, we should be saluting them. Most of us do NOTHING about ANYTHING. Silence has not proven to be very effective. I support the players and their commitment to a cause for justice and equality. We need more people out on the streets instead of sitting on their butts in front of the TV expounding about the things that need changing while waiting for someone else to do it but slandering the few that actually will do something. Protesting has NEVER been popular with the masses until after the fact. We protested the Vietnam War and mainstream America considered it to be un-American. Later, the protestors found themselves on the right side of history. The Iraq War, Civil Rights Movement, Freedom Ride, Women's right to vote, gay marriage .... the list goes on and on. The few took up the cause for the many and often were treated poorly by the very people they were trying to help. I say everyone should get out there and protest or kindly shut up.



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