On the heels of a dramatic weekend during which Donald Trump bashed athletes for not wanting to visit the White House and for peacefully protesting systemic racism and injustices committed against black people, Trump took to Twitter on the morning of Monday, September 25 to regale us with his thoughts about NASCAR.
It didn't quite go as planned, however, and like many of Trump's tweets, this one didn't age well.
Donald Trump made a big stink about Colin Kaepernick's totally peaceful protest of choice – to kneel during the national anthem when it's played before NFL games.
via: Getty ImagesIn response, several NASCAR owners, including Richard Petty, the ridiculous human being pictured above, "said they would fire employees who protest the national anthem." Funny thing is the NFL protest is not, has never been, and will never be a protest against the national anthem or against the flag or against Trump. Kaepernick started his quiet protest before Trump was president as a response to the repeated police brutality faced by people of color in this country. The statement by NASCAR owners was enough for our president though.