Everyone knows just how much Donald Trump loves attacking professional black athletes — especially the ones courageous enough to stand up against his bigoted agenda and work hard for a more progressive America.
Recently, the president has instigated a boycott on Nike for making controversial NFL player Colin Kaepernick the face of its new advertising campaign, thanks to his work in tirelessly protesting racial injustice. Trump was furious when he found out that Kaepernick would be getting even more attention through the new ads, and the unhinged POTUS attacked Nike and Kaepernick. Trump said:
It’s a terrible message and a message that shouldn’t be sent.”
It would hardly be the first time Trump attacked a black athlete. NBA star LeBron James knows exactly how that feels, having been attacked by Trump in the same week he opened up his school for disadvantaged children — proving that nothing sets off Trump like a black man succeeding and being admired more than him. In response to Trump’s attacks on Nike, James made a strong statement at a fashion show on Tuesday as he received an award. After he accepted his award, James expressed his support for Kaepernick and the brand:
I stand with Nike, all day, every day. I stand with anyone who believes in change.”
James solidified his support with a post on Instagram, where he shared Kaepernick’s ad campaign with its tagline, “Believe in something. Even if it means sacrificing everything.”
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Trump has yet to respond, for once. Trump has done everything in his power to make life harder for these black athletes — and his attacks are one of the main reasons why Kaepernick has not been able to play on a team. Now, it looks like the tables are turning.
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