Jake Tapper just publicly laid into Trump for his racist attacks on NFL players

- 18.07

The president’s early morning Twitter attacks against the NFL players who chose to kneel during the national anthem during last night’s preseason football games sparked a furious backlash from both players and the media.

The reaction to the president’s — or perhaps White House racism advisor Stephen Miller’s — disgraceful attempt to discredit the NFL players’ protest against institutional racism and paint them as ungrateful moochers was fuelled in part due to the proximity to this weekend’s “Unite the Right 2” white supremacy rallies and the anniversary of anti-racism activist Heather Heyer’s brutal murder by a neo-Nazi at last year’s rally in Charlottesville, Virginia.

This was a central point in CNN anchor Jake Tapper’s Friday afternoon segment, in which he tore into the President for his racist attacks and accused him of “once again seeing a divided nation and doing the opposite of trying to bring us together” by “giving a presidential megaphone to one side in a controversial cultural issue that sometimes stokes racial tensions.”

“Come Sunday, white nationalists and bigots are expected to take to the street in front of the White House marking a year since the hate-filled rally in Charlottesville where Heather Heyer was killed.

Rather than condemn the bigots or beliefs today, the president took aim at a protest, a small group of NFL players calling attention to racial injustice and inequality last night.”

The president’s continued attacks on NFL players make it very clear that he is on the side of the white nationalist bigots who are planning to march through the streets of our nation’s capital; we didn’t need to know that he routinely used racial slurs behind the scenes of the Apprentice to know that he’s a disgusting racist who is using his office to advance the cause of white supremacy in the United States.

Watch Tapper’s segment here:

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