Rep. Ted Lieu (D-CA), a former active duty officer in the U.S. Air Force who currently serves as a Colonel in the Reserves, schooled Republicans who didn’t serve on NFL players’ rights to protest as they used the flag in their attempts to defend President Trump attacking NFL players who kneel, saying they should be fired.
Trump is clinging to the flag as a reason why he should be allowed to order NFL players not to protest, which tells you everything you need to know about the President’s authoritarian leanings and inability to handle dissent.
Ted Lieu schooled draft-dodging Trump:
Lieu schooled Republican Senator Ben Sasse after he invoked the flag as a reason why players shouldn’t kneel:
Lieu wondered if Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin was “stupid as a rock” after he clung to the flag while trying to defend Trump attacking players who kneel, asserting, “It’s not about free speech. They can do free speech on their own time.”
Lieu turned it around on the private jet on the taxpayer’s dime Mnunchin:
For those who missed the memo, Lieu educated:
Thank Republicans for yet another riches of embarrassment moment when they threw their country aside in order to defend their draft-dodging leader who is mentally on par with the leader of North Korea. A man so small he can’t handle football players having the right to protest the treatment of minorities in their own country.
A man so small that he used his own reality TV show fame to propel himself to the White House so that he could silence others who use their fame to help the vulnerable.
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