In a Monday interview on “The Hugh Hewitt Show,” HUD Secretary Dr. Ben Carson revealed he and others are dealing with President Donald Trump on changing his tough stance against athletes kneeling during the national anthem.
Carson said he thinks Trump, who once referred to anthem kneeler Colin Kaepernick and anybody else kneeling as a “boy of a bitch,” will ultimately alter his stance.
” I think the essential thing is if they are going to kneel throughout the nationwide anthem that they make sure that individuals comprehend why they’re kneeling,” Ben Carson informed host Hugh Hewitt. “A great deal of individuals are under the impression that they’re kneeling since they don’t respect our national anthem or they do not respect the flag or what it represents. And in reality, I don’t believe that’s the reason that most of them are kneeling. I think most of them are kneeling because you understand, they desire to object some cruelty in the cops forces. They need to make that very clear. And of course, now that has actually been brought to national attention, I’m not exactly sure if it needs to continue.”
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Hewitt asked, “So exists any possibility you might convince the president that he ought not to be distressed with players kneeling during the national anthem?”
” Well, I do not believe he has manifested as much displeasure in that area recently,” Carson responded. “And I believe we simply continue to work him. He’ll arrive.”
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