Donald Trump flipped out on the NFL on Monday morning. It has to be driving him crazy that no matter how hard he tries to ruin the NFL, Trump’s ratings are down three times more than the league’s TV numbers.
Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
Joel Benenson tweeted a good reason why Trump is so mad:
Truth: NFL ratings down 5% this year. Trump approval rating down 7 points or 15% since inaugural. Trump doing 3X worse than NFL. Must be driving him crazy. https://t.co/E6uYrslBdy
— Joel Benenson (@benensonj) November 20, 2017
The reality is that Trump’s rage at the NFL has nothing to do with the anthem. As usual with the petty president, a decades-old grudge is at the center of his complaints. Trump is fuming as USFL owner he pushed that league to compete with the NFL in the 1980s and got crushed. Trump tried to buy the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills but was turned down.
Trump’s psyche is so damaged that he is abusing the platform of the presidency to attack a sports league that got the better of him decades ago. He is obsessed with the NFL, because just like Hillary Clinton, the NFL beat him, and Trump has convinced himself that he never loses.
The President Of The United States is trying to drive the NFL out of business, but all he is accomplishing is potentially turning himself into a one-term president.
Mr. Easley is the founder/managing editor and Senior White House and Congressional correspondent for PoliticusUSA. Jason has a Bachelor’s Degree in Political Science. His graduate work focused on public policy, with a specialization in social reform movements.
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