In an early morning interview with Fox News, Trump unloaded on the NFL protests and once again said that owners need to enact rules that prohibit players from protesting the national anthem or suffer the inevitable ratings collapse that will come if they don't. Asked why the owners haven't already taken action, Trump went to say that he believes the owners are "afraid of their players."
Here's what Trump said:
"The NFL can not disrespect our country. And guess what, most people agree with me.
The NFL is in a box, they have to do something about it. You know, they have rules for everything...you can't dance in the end zone, you can't wear the pink socks...they have rules for everything. Why aren't they honoring this country by enforcing a rule that's been in existence for a long time.
I have so many friends that are owners. And they're in a box. I think they're afraid of their players if you want to know the truth. And I think it's disgraceful. They got to be tough and they got to be smart because you look at the ratings and the ratings are going way down.
Of course, while most people would take Trump's comments to mean that NFL owners are "afraid" of enforcing new rules because of the risk of losing players and/or triggering a player strike, something that could cost them millions of dollars, CNN's Chris Cuomo saw it a little differently.
In the stunning clip below, an obviously 'triggered' Cuomo has yet another on-air nervous break down as he tries to explain that what Trump really meant to tell NFL owners was "control your dog."
"Well, maybe it's even uglier than that. It does sound a little bit like he's saying 'control your dog,' 'control your dog' to the owners. You know, you're supposed to tell these guys what to do."
"Now he says they're fearful of the players. So he's setting up the ugliest kind of tension that he can. And I know when you say 'control your dog' it has a lot of racial overtones to it. So does this situation. I don't know how you can look at it and say it's not racial."
Forward to the 2:20 mark in the clip below for Cuomo's wisdom (or click here):
Of course, while we're almost certain that Chris Cuomo is right about Trump's objections to the NFL protests only serving to prove his racist tendencies, the one question that remains unanswered, at least for now, is how all of this links back to Russian hackers...perhaps CNN will provide further enlightenment on the topic in the coming days.