"Great Anger": Trump Slams NFL Whose "Ratings Are Way Down" After "Tremendous Backlash"

President Trump continued his feud with NFL "kneelers" for the fifth consecutive day, when early on Tuesday he tweeted that ratings for NFL games are "way down except before the game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected."

The president noted the boos heard when the Dallas Cowboys knelt before the national anthem Monday night saying there was “Great anger.” As shown last night...

... the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones knelt before the anthem began, leading to boos from the crowd, but then stood as the anthem was sung.

Trump then said that "while Dallas dropped to its knees as a team, they all stood up for our National Anthem. Big progress being made-we all love our country!"

Following Trump's attack on Friday night in which he slammed on players who do not stand during the national anthem in which he said "wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired", more than 200 players kneeled after his comments during games on Sunday.

“Tremendous backlash against the NFL and its players for disrespect of our Country,” the president tweeted Monday evening.

Meanwhile, Trump has been criticized for focusing on the NFL as Puerto Rico’s governor warns of a humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria. He mentioned the territory on Twitter late Monday for the first time since last Wednesday, saying it is in “deep trouble” while pointing to the island's vulnerable infrastructure and financial crisis.


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J S Bach UndergroundPost Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:01 Permalink

You know... as fun as this is to watch unfold, it just shows how decadent our United States has become.  Like there aren't more pressing serious issues to worry about and solve... no.  We have to concern ourselves with neer-do-well malcontent simians who we were stupid enough to allow into our living spaces showing how they REALLY feel about the white man's society.  Never mind the trillions of dollars in guilt largess bestowed upon them.  Never mind the miracles of our medicines which has prolonged their lifespans three-fold.  Never mind the tolerance that we show to their limitless violence against our innocent kind let alone the destruction they wreak in all of our once-proud cities.  No... never mind all that.  Just go back to your fridge for another beer and anxiously await the next "showdown" on Sunday afternoon.

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Cognitive Dissonance Ignatius Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:40 Permalink

So when does this become 'conduct unbecoming to football', the catch all phrase inserted into every players 'personal services employment contract'?Remember folks, the NFL players are 'employees' just as that Google 'employee' who was fired for speaking out during employment. The players meet every definition of an employee rather than a contractor.Is it different when the owners join in? What happens when the owners don't want to play ball anymore because TV ratings and hot dog sales plummet?

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The Alarmist bamawatson Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:38 Permalink

Blah, blah, blah. Yeah, NFL America-haters suck!

Did you catch this one regarding Puerto Rico?

"... with billions of dollars owed to Wall Street and the banks which, sadly, must be dealt with."

Which means they will be made whole by the rest of us, because Wall Street and bankers are never allowed to have failed investments, only gains and fees.

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J. Peasemold G… bamawatson Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:17 Permalink

'did anyone take a knee to protest the weekend MURDER by a dark skinned creature from sudan in a tennessee church ?'I think not as this may be categorised as 'hate' responding.The grandstanding american football protestors however are really only half arsed about protesting.If they were serious they would 'go down' on both knees to show their personal support, experience and empathy for the oppressed 'lettered' community.And if the flag and national anthem are being used as a tool of disrespect then have those players assume the 'dog down' position so they can be reamed out with a military flute in the spirit of '76 and then the whole lot kicked in the butt to the strains of the anthem as they fall like dominos on the field.Then listen to the approving roar of the crowd both here and abroad. For then they will know that America may once again return to the path of greatness. J. Peasemold Gruntfuttock

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Quick VinceFostersGhost Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:54 Permalink

I am emailing and calling the NFL and their advertisers to tell them I'm done watching football and done with the advertisers products pending REALLY PUBLIC firings of these assholes kneeling during the anthem...Screw that asshole kapernick, the NFL and the fucking game players who make millions.I quit - don't like the anthem or the flag, fuck you, move to another country. I hope you lose your job, your millions and you know you would be making minimum wage if it wasn't for the US and the fans.  

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Quick VinceFostersGhost Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:55 Permalink

I am emailing and calling the NFL and their advertisers to tell them I'm done watching football and done with the advertisers products pending REALLY PUBLIC firings of these assholes kneeling during the anthem...Screw that asshole kapernick, the NFL and the fucking game players who make millions.I quit - don't like the anthem or the flag, fuck you, move to another country. I hope you lose your job, your millions and you know you would be making minimum wage if it wasn't for the US and the fans.  

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Proofreder HardAssets Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:09 Permalink

And it goes on and on and on ...The National Football League said on Tuesday it has entered a multiyear partnership with Facebook Inc. (FB) for the social media platform to deliver video and other content from the NFL. The NFL will publish game recaps and official highlights from all 256 regular season games, as well as playoff games and the Super Bowl. The league's media division will also distribute content from NFL Films all on Facebook's newly launched Facebook Watch platform. "We're excited for Watch to become a destination for NFL fans to catch up on the latest on-field action and connect with one another," Dan Reed, Facebook's head of global sports partnerships said in a statement. Boycott Facebook, the NFL and all of their advertisers!

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Mr_Potatohead Cognitive Dissonance Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:39 Permalink

Yes, sir, you're right again.  It's all about cognitive dissonance: if you can keep emotions boiling with a steady stream of unimportant issues, only a tiny fraction of the people will have the ability to think and act according to analytical reasoning about the bigger issues. In this case, it's particularly ironic because NFL football - as well as other major sports, music, and movies - is a major unimportant thing to worry about.  You know the masses have become truly stupid and thoroughly distracted by the circus when the dominant issues for the day involve unimportant actions by unimportant people doing unimportant things. 

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MagicHandPuppet Mr_Potatohead Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:02 Permalink

I've always been disgusted by football and all other forms of statist masterbation where tax dollars (taken by force from the innocent, as a reminder) are used to offset the cost of doing business - so that profits for the very rich are once again subsidized by the middle class.Add this to the statist ceremony and worship of brute force (the thug-life variety), the idea that "our team", a corporate construct made of people-for-hire from other places, won or lost, and the over-the-top adverts injected at every opportunity.  I never understood how people got into this game so much.This lefty BLM crap is not an argument and is being sponsored by those who wish to divide our society to the point of utter chaos. On one hand, bringing further attention to their so-called activism is not helping matters. But, if it causes demand for this tax-dollar sponsored chimp ball entertainment to shrivel and die to the extend that the sheeple will stop supporting tax-theft in the name of bread and circuses to build their colosseums and such, I'm all for it. Get 'em where it hurts.

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TuPhat Mr_Potatohead Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:01 Permalink

You are right except for one thing.  A growing disrespect for our flag, country, many other customs and a loss of the sense of community and togetherness is a huge problem for this nation.  It is not merely a circus for the masses, it is a symptom of the loss of values that held us together as a nation and people.  We are disintegrating and that will make us ripe for destruction.  The NWO has a purpose in all of this and they are winning.

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Cognitive Dissonance TuPhat Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:22 Permalink

And we are NOT (seriously) TALKING about any of the things you mention because at the moment we are too busy NOT TALKING about the growing police state which is the mechanism that will be used to silence dissent caused by NOT TALKING about all the things you mentioned.So we'd better start talking about the things we do not want to talk about.We are only as sick as our deepest darkest secrets. That which is our greatest fear(s) will eventually consume and control us if not opening and frankly discussed.

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Buckaroo Banzai Cognitive Dissonance Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:16 Permalink

Why don't we take it one step further, and start talking about how the police state was justified in the first place? We have a police state today because in 1965, three things happened: (1) domestic negroes, who had been kept largely segregated for both their own protection, and white America's protection, were unleashed; (2) the Hart-Celler Act was passed, which opened the floodgates to legal third-world immigration; and (3) our southern border was increasingly left unguarded so that tens of millions of mestizos (and other undesirables, including Islamic terrorists) could illegally invade the country.Domestic negroes and third-world black and brown people have one thing in common: they commit crime at prodigious rates. Just look at the crime rates from where all these people originally came from (i.e., Africa and South America): murder and violent crime rates literally 10x bigger than white crime rates.It's easy to say, "hurr durr police state BAD!"--and don't get me wrong, it is-- but the fact is, if it wasn't for the black and brown invasion of the last 50 years, the justification for the police state wouldn't exist. That includes muslim terrorism, which wouldn't exist on this soil if we simply refused to allow muslims entry into the US for ANY reason, and actually enforced our borders to prevent them from sneaking in as well.It really is as simple as that.

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Cognitive Dissonance Richard Chesler Tue, 09/26/2017 - 08:45 Permalink

Ah...but the drama IS necessary both for the participants and the viewers. We MUST.NOT.DISCUSS.THE.POLICE.STATE...so we talk about rigid allegiance and blind reverence to the POLICE.STATE.In a dysfunctional relationship the arguments are rarely, if ever, about the issues causing the underlying tension. It's no different in personal or social relationships.

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TuPhat Cognitive Dissonance Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:05 Permalink

It isn't about blind reverence to the police state.  It's all about fracturing our society into pieces.  It's about creating rivalry between groups no matter what cause is used to bring it about.  It's about creating chaos to bring about a new order of things, a New World Order.  If you pick one cause or one race and say it's about just that, then you miss the big picture and the enemy wins.

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PrintemDano BennyBoy Tue, 09/26/2017 - 12:21 Permalink

These scumbags are kneeling based on the bold faced lie that people like the gentle giant, Michael Brown, was gunned down just because they were black.  That is a farking lie fed by the MSM who hates whites and anything conservative.  They kneel to support the white hating, cop killing, rioting, roadblocking thugs in BLM terrorist circles.  We the decent people have had it with this BS.  Fk the media, fk the NFL, fk the Dimocrat party, and Fk anyone that supports any of these.

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El Oregonian Cognitive Dissonance Tue, 09/26/2017 - 10:13 Permalink

The NFL kneed in disrespectful fashion to our flag during the playing of our National Anthem. Well, I surely do not need the NFL, and in fact, refuse to financially support these overpaid whiny crybabies. I will not support the NFL, or any sports league that disrespects our flag. I served in our military during the Vietnam era and anyone who dishonors my fallen brothers, and those who returned home forever broken defending their countrymen back home, to take a knee on their graves has no right seeking financial gain from me. You have lost me and my family from ever supporting your businesses and sporting concerns ever again… This also applies to those media outlets propagating division within this country. For those who have never sacrificed for this country; deserve neither its protection, nor it’s support. They’re quick to point out her warts but are very reluctant to actually help defending her with their very lives.Either you are here to help her, or you are here to hurt her. It is one or the other. You decide on which side you are on

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El Oregonian Cognitive Dissonance Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:54 Permalink

Sorry CD, when you're reaching into where your buddies stomach used to be and you are trying to gather his guts up and put them back inside, and he asks you is he going to die, I have a real big problem with giving any coward a voice that disrespects what my brothers left of themselves on those foreign lands, I can stomach there belly-aching, but draw the line when they dishonor them by reserving my right to not support them, either verbally, or financially. Period. Freedom ain't free my friend. It cost a hell of a lot from some folks.

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tdag J S Bach Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:35 Permalink

Trump is fighting the globalist war. The globalists seek to destroy US sovereignty and are using the useful idiots of the Left (BLM, et al.) to do it. We are witnessing how it is playing it out. I think it's a brilliant move by Trump--it rallies the average American around the very thing that is under attack. The neo-left spins it as fascism but that comes off as disingenous at best and hypocritically absurd at worst.

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Son of Loki juangrande Tue, 09/26/2017 - 09:50 Permalink

My Numerologist says the NFL won't be around in 5 years.If you want to hear some facts listen to this short John Paul Watson's video: 
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Paul Joseph Watson on 'Take a Knee' is Total Bullsh*t https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=thg4lnaVIT4  

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Buckaroo Banzai Cognitive Dissonance Tue, 09/26/2017 - 11:31 Permalink

When you consider that Whites pay virtually 100% of the taxes in this country, I frankly don't have a problem that, on an absolute numbers basis, more whites than blacks are on welfare.Blacks are literally almost 100% financial dead weight on White America. Beaners are probably a net 150% financial dead weight as they are a quadruple-threat: they steal jobs from american citizens, they earn money under the table so don't pay a dime in taxes, they send almost all of what they do earn back to their families in Mexico which drains money out of the US economy, and they consume gigantic amounts of welfare.

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