On Monday, Fox News Host Shepard Smith made some surprising comments regarding the ongoing feud between the NFL and President Trump.
“Of course they’re not protesting the national anthem. That’s not what they’re doing and we’re complicit,” Smith said.
He continued, stating, “It’s very clear that for his base, this is the red meat of all red meat. Because they’re able to reframe this. They’re able to say, ‘Oh, they’re attacking the national anthem, they’re attacking the troops, they’re attacking the flag.”
Smith added, “None of which they’re doing. They’re not doing any of that. They’re upset about racial injustice in the country and they’re upset about the things that the president has said, and yet he’s able to turn it around for his base. Isn’t this all a play to his base, and could it possibly be so that they don’t notice there is no health care and North Korea’s the biggest mess since the Cold War?”
Trump addressed the decision of some NFL players to kneel during the National Anthem while speaking at a rally in Alabama on Friday.
“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,” Trump said to the crowd.