In case you live under a rock somewhere — first things first, get out of there, the world is on fire out here —and hadn’t seen the news, yet another black man was shot by a white police officer in the United States.
Jacob Blake thankfully survived, but nevertheless was shot a total of SEVEN times, in the back, by a police officer for no damn reason.
It’s becoming a trend in this country at this point. And it seems as though the more We The People try to rise up against this “tradition” of police brutality and systemic racism in America, the more in happens.
This entire nation has yet to settle down from the killings of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor because we have yet to truly see any real justice or reform. People are still in the streets. They are still angry and loud and they are not backing down. And yet it only seems to fuel these predominantly white police forces who think they’re beholden to no one.
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And do you know why they think they’re beholden to know one?
Because the president of this nation has all but given them the go-ahead to behave that way.
As I stated above, this nation refuses to back down in the face of police brutality and racism — resulting in one of the biggest civil rights movements this generation has ever seen. Yet, Donald Trump repeatedly makes it crystal clear whose side he’s one when it comes down between the police and the protesters.
As part of their effort to stand strong against the infection of racism in the United States, and in response to the shooting of Jacob Blake, the NBA has gone on strike.
But Donald Trump seems to just want them to shut up and play ball.
During today’s FEMA briefing, Trump was questioned regarding his feelings toward the NBA strike on the heels of the Jacob Blake shooting.
Trump, in true Trump fashion, responded by attacking their ratings.
“I don’t know much about the NBA protest. I know their ratings have been very bad,” Trump responded to the question. “Because I think people are a little tired of the NBA, frankly.”
Trump doubled down again almost in the same breath, saying, “But I don’t know too much about the protests. But I know their ratings have been very bad and that’s unfortunate. They’ve become like a political organization and that’s not a good thing.”
Asked for his thoughts on NBA players going on strike following yet another police shooting of a black man, Trump says, “I don’t know much about the NBA protest. I know their ratings have been very bad.” pic.twitter.com/p0OYa1dFrO
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 27, 2020
Alright, dude. Let me break it down for you — This is a country, it is not The Apprentice, the NBA is fine, and the only low ratings we see are your RNC ones compared to Biden’s during the DNC.
Featured image via Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead