The spoiled, multi-millionaire NFL athletes are at it again.
These anthem-kneelers disrespected our country and now they have the audacity to criticize President Trump.
And you’ll never believe what they’re saying about him now.
Last week, Trump met with senators on both sides to discuss the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program – otherwise known as DACA.
Both sides couldn’t come to an agreement and Trump ultimately rejected the deal.
And it was during this meeting that Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin claimed Trump referred to poor nations like Haiti as “sh*thole countries.”
While the White House said Trump did not use that precise language, they did admit that the language he used was “tough.”
The language used by me at the DACA meeting was tough, but this was not the language used. What was really tough was the outlandish proposal made – a big setback for DACA!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 12, 2018
Outrage ensued from the left, and several NFL players also chimed in.
“Last week’s controversy over what liberal Illinois Senator Dick Durbin claimed that President Donald Trump said about Haiti in a private meeting with a group of senators, has brought several NFL players to Haiti’s defense.
In one case, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Cliff Avril, whose parents are immigrants from Haiti, slammed Trump for his purported dissing of Haiti. “As a proud descendant of Haiti, I’m disappointed by the divisive words from the President. Haitians and others have contributed to this country and should be able to continue to do so,” he said according to Yahoo Sports.
Avril has a long history of working for charitable enterprises in his homeland including helping school children with supplies and clothing, building schools, and even helping Haitian kids come to the U.S.
Minnesota Vikings linebacker Emmanuel Lamur also announced his support for his ancestral home. Lamur, whose parents are from Haiti, insisted that his family just wanted a better life when they came here. “My mom and dad and sister came from Haiti.
They worked so hard to get where they’re at right now. They just wanted an opportunity to be here and provide the best opportunities to their kids. Isn’t that what we all want?” he said.
“I’m proud to be a Haitian and an American,” Lamur added. “This is who God made me to be. Would you say the same thing about Haiti if one of your grandchildren was Haitian?
Why not use your gift to make the world a better place? We have many great people in this world of all races and nationalities who have done great things. Where’s the love?”
Another player of Haitian ancestry, San Francisco 49ers receiver Pierre Garcon, was upset by Trump’s alleged comments, but also said that he “forgave” Trump for his comments.
“We forgive him, that’s all we really can do,” Garcon told TMZ Sports. “You can only try to show somebody something if they don’t want to experience it. We are happy to be from Haiti, we are happy to be Haitian immigrants, there are a lot of Haitian people that are in America who are happy to come here and be an asset to the country and take pride in that.”
“You don’t fight fire with fire,” Garcon insisted, “you try to shed light on the situation and try to see a different point of view to encourage and embrace and enlighten everyone on what we have.”
Finally, Philadelphia Eagles quarterback Carson Wentz, who has also visited Haiti before, also jumped to the country’s defense last week with a Tweet offering “much love” to the impoverished nation.
Much love for the people of Haiti! They’ve been thru so much but it was incredible to see so much hope in them—even tho they’ve been stricken by so many natural disasters. Such a resilient nation & a place I’m passionate about. Definitely changed @jmattjmattjmatt and I forever! pic.twitter.com/IiuVudjACC
— Carson Wentz (@cj_wentz) January 13, 2018
All of this seems like a design to undermine the Trump administration’s mission, which is to keep us safe.