The left has unfortunately decided to politicize everything.
Visiting the White House is a ceremonial honor, but now the left views it as “normalizing” an oppressive Trump administration.
But while several players on the Super Bowl Champion Philadelphia Eagles are planning to boycott the White House, one outspoken NFL player has a different view.
Tight end Benjamin Watson of the Baltimore Ravens said he would go to the White House out of respect for the office.
While Baltimore Ravens’ Benjamin Watson supports Philadelphia Eagles safety Malcolm Jenkins’ decision to not visit the White House to celebrate his team’s Super Bowl LII victory, the tight end said he would probably not follow suit.
“I’m behind Malcolm. I’m behind him 100 percent if he doesn’t want to go. I probably would go out of respect for the office, if not the man in the office,” Watson said Tuesday on “Fox & Friends.”
“But I think it points to a larger atmosphere that we’re in right now,” he continued. “Politics have become so divisive where it’s a tribal mentality where people go into their different corner.”
Watson is of course right about the political division.
As a devout Christian, Watson himself has faced the wrath of the political left for his views on abortion.
In the interview, Watson harshly criticized Planned Parenthood and [Margaret] Sanger: “I do know that blacks kind of represent a large portion of the abortions, and I do know that honestly the whole idea with Planned Parenthood and Sanger in the past was to exterminate blacks, and it’s kind of ironic that it’s working. We [as minorities] support candidates, and overwhelmingly support the idea of having Planned Parenthood and the like, and yet, that is why she created it.”
Watson also pointed out the folly of minorities buying into abortion, “hook, line, and sinker, like it’s a great thing:”
“It’s just amazing to me and abortion saddens me, period. But it seems to be something that is really pushed on minorities and provided to minorities especially as something that they should do. In the public, it seems to be painted that when minorities get pregnant they need to get abortions, especially when it comes to teen pregnancy.”
Again, Watson is right. In several major cities like New York, the black abortion rate exceeds the black birth rate, yet the left celebrates abortion as a beautiful and empowering experience.
Players, as well as the country as a whole, would be better served following Watson’s tack and taking the high road as opposed to devolving into petty political squabbling.