The NFL should ban Trump and Pence from games for life.
During Sunday’s game between the Indianapolis Colts and San Francisco 49ers, Mike Pence left early to catch a flight because he had a fundraiser to attend. He spun that in order to claim that he left the game due to protests during the national anthem.
I left today’s Colts game because @POTUS and I will not dignify any event that disrespects our soldiers, our Flag, or our National Anthem.
— Vice President Pence (@VP) October 8, 2017
As it turns out, the whole thing was nothing more than a taxpayer funded PR stunt. And Pence apparently left the game on Trump’s orders.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017
Rather than move on, Trump bragged about Pence leaving the game on Monday morning and claimed that he is receiving a lot of praise.
The trip by @VP Pence was long planned. He is receiving great praise for leaving game after the players showed such disrespect for country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 9, 2017
Americans were not impressed.
Ethics watchdog blasts Pence for use of government travel to Colts game https://t.co/KDsM3YMmU7
— RynheartTheReluctant (@TheRynheart) October 9, 2017
— Alexander Hamilton (@AHamiltonSpirit) October 9, 2017
The trip cost taxpayers an estimated $229,000. Imagine if that money went to Puerto Rico for recovery efforts.
— Impeach Donald Trump (@Impeach_D_Trump) October 9, 2017
Great praise from like 5 people
— IR.net (@IRdotnet) October 9, 2017
Let me get this Straight. Players kneel and disrespect the flag so the VP leaves to disrespect the Constitution
— Ed Krassenstein (@EdKrassen) October 9, 2017
I am an Army veteran who joined and took an oath to uphold the constitution. I fought against forced displays of nationalism.
— K. Lands (@makingitblue) October 9, 2017
— The Tweetwit (@TheTweetwit) October 9, 2017
Pence spent 250k of taxpayer money for a staged photo op. The president and vice president swore to protect and defend the constitution
— Dani Bostick (@danibostick) October 9, 2017
Americans should be furious that Trump and Pence wasted taxpayer dollars on a stunt and the NFL should be even more furious that they were exploited in order to force nationalism on the country.
This should get both of them banned from attending future NFL games, and it should get them impeached.
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