For heaven's sake - now Trump gets in the mix with the NFL anthem protests (now moving to baseball and the young man, Bruce Maxwell, is very impressive in his post-game comments, although less so on Twitter. FWIW he was born in Wiesbaden, Germany and his dad is a veteran. Do note the white teammate behind him on the field with a hand on his shoulder. If he can play he'll stay.)
As to Trump, Sen. Ben Sasse tweets some interesting points:
NFL players: You have the right to protest Trump tmrw. But aren’t there better ways than kneeling before the flag soldiers died to defend?
btw, Trump wants you to kneel--because it divides the nation, with him and the flag on the same side. Don't give him the attention he wants.
People who don't like Trump won't like this. people who do like Trump surely overlap strongly with those who don't like the anthem protests, so this will end up as one more divisive base-rouser for Trump.
And I guess is it was a slow news day because the NBA got into the mix. NBA superstar Steph Curry of the champion Golden State Warriors expressed reservations about taking the champion's customary trip to the White House (he'd already met Obama there) so Trump un-invited him. Given their "Strength in numbers" motto there was no doubt the rest of the team would then decline the visit. LeBron got involved, calling Trump a "bum", and we are not talking about whether the big Melo trade can put my Thunder in the top rank.
What, no hockey?