Donald Trump, “Kids will say the Pledge of Allegiance”
Thursday morning, Donald Trump hammered San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick’s refusal to stand for our National Anthem, telling an American Legion convention he’ll work “to strengthen respect for our flag.”
In his strong speech in Cincinnati, he did not mention Mr. Kaepernick’s name but began the address supporting “American Pride and Patriotism.”
“In a Trump administration, I plan to work directly with the American Legion to uphold our common values and to help ensure they are taught to America’s children,” he said.
“We will be united by our common culture, values and principles, becoming one American nation, one country under one constitution saluting one American Flag, and always saluting it, the Flag all of you helped to protect and preserve, that Flag deserves respect.”
“I will work with the American Legion to help to strengthen respect for our Flag,” he added. “You see what’s happening. It’s very, very sad… We want young Americans to recite the Pledge of Allegiance.”
Mr. Kaepernick sat on the team’s bench last Friday night during the anthem before a Green Bay Packer exhibition game, saying later “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.”
His protest drew immediate criticism, including from the San Francisco Police Officers Association, whose president, Martin Halloran, took Mr. Kaepernick to task for “a false narrative and misinformation that lacks any factual basis.”
I expect Donald Trump will bring non-voters to the polls this November and continue to gain more support from establishment Republicans on his strong, solid message into the 8 November election.
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