The president, the NFL, the flag, the national anthem and kneeling. You all know the story.
Each team’s reaction is slightly different, but kneeling is a common theme. The players are kneeling because of the president’s “divisive” comments. I am good with anything that decreases the respect for the office, so I am good with this.
The commentary is slightly varied, except on one point: This is not about the military!
On this, there is unity.
So, is the glass half-full or half-empty? I can’t decide. Decreasing respect for the office is half-full, but Trump is doing a great job of this without the help of kneeling NFL players. But this insistence from all four corners that it isn’t about the military? This is the half-empty.