500 Quatloos…

…says that Chief of Staff John Kelly has his face in his hands as Preznint Stupid took on the world of Sportsball in Jeebusland where I understand Sportsball might be even more precious than Jeebus.

Let’s begin at the Rally for Doomed Luther Strange:

President Donald Trump talked about the NFL for a portion of his time on stage at a rally in Huntsville, Alabama, on Friday night. He mentioned how penalties for hard hits are “ruining the game,” he said fans should leave the stadium if they see players kneeling for the anthem, and he said that he wishes owners would fire players who protested the anthem.

There’s a lot of video on that post so you can watch it in chunks (see what I did there). Comrade Stupid is many things, but mostly he’s stupid. His impromptu rant(s) trigged a tweet storm across, well, Twitter in support of Colin Kaepernick, who is getting a raw and very racist treatment from NFL owners.

But it is more than that. Let’s look at a specific quote:

“But you know what’s hurting the game more than that? When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they are playing our great national anthem. The only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it’s one player, leave the stadium, I guarantee things will stop. Things will stop. Just pick up and leave. Pick up and leave. Not the same game anymore anyway.”

People like yourselves… and you see those people…

That was a white audience (people like yourselves), and let’s just say that those people is a not-subtle dogwhistle. And now he’s back in Charlottesville. Just like grifers gotta grift, racist Republicans gotta dogwhistle.

CNN’s Brian Stelter writing the Reliable Sources email thingie says:

When the president mentioned the national anthem protests at NFL games, I had a feeling he’d bring up the ratings. Sure enough, he said “the NFL ratings are down massively.” But instead of blaming the Nielsen declines (which have been modest, not massive) on Colin Kaepernick and co., he said, “the #1 reason happens to be that they like watching what’s happening… with yours truly.”

(And let’s just insert here that we note that Narcissist Comrade Stupid managed to make this all about himself. Do continue, Brian.)

Meaning politics/news. Still, he said the protests are “hurting the game,” and he said NFL owners should fire the players who participate. This is likely to trigger a brand new news cycle over the weekend…

 — More: Trump, channeling “The Apprentice,” described what he’d like to hear from NFL owners: “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, he’s fired. He’s fired!” Trump added: “For a week, [that owner would] be the most popular person in this country. Because that’s a total disrespect of our heritage. That’s a total disrespect for everything we stand for.” Here’s Sophie Tatum’s full story for CNNPolitics…

Heritage is another majik conjurin’ word in Jeebusland. I think we all know that by now. And now, some reaction. Here’s Jemele Hill, who is no stranger to Trump:

USA Today columnist Christine Brennan, on CNN: “I think we’re going to see, potentially more NFL players taking a knee this weekend than we ever would have thought … maybe even college players, too.”

NRO’s David French: “I’d bet real money more players take a knee this week…”

And then this morning, Comrade Stupid went after basketball players, or more specifically the Golden State Warriors’ superstar Stephen Curry:

So, any takers wanna bet some quatloos on John Kelly’s face-palm?

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11 Responses to 500 Quatloos…

  1. Redhand says:

    He sure reminds me of “General Ursus” in the original Planet of the Apes,
    Except that Ursus had military training, and physical courage, both of which Preznit Stupid lacks.

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  2. Ellis Weiner says:

    Goodell issued an anodyne statement rejecting Trump’s comments, although he didn’t mention anyone by name.

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  3. roket says:

    If John Kelly were smart, he would your fireded hisself before it’s too late, like yesterday.

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  4. This is what they want: http://garywolf.com/killerbowl.php

    One position on the team is ‘sniper’…

    (and until this moment, all I remembered was reading this book from the library as a kid; I did not know the author at all, or that he was the creator of Roger Rabbit, just remembered it as kind of a Rollerball clone.)

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  5. Mr DeBakey says:

    “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”

    I wonder if he has Oreo or chocolate chip cookies with his milk at beddy-byes?

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  6. Bruce388 says:

    From USA Today: “Tom Brady skipped the White House visit when Barack Obama was in the White House, at the time citing a scheduling conflict. When the Ravens won the Super Bowl, Matt Birk skipped the team’s visit, citing his opposition to Obama’s pro-choice policies. Manny Ramirez didn’t visit George Bush in the White House. Three members of the 1972 Dolphins team vowed to not visit Obama after he belatedly honored that team in 2013. ”

    And here I thought Trump had a thick skin. He’s giving toddlers a bad name.

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  7. Redhand says:

    “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team.Stephen Curry is hesitating,therefore invitation is withdrawn!”

    Could Trump possibly <b.be a bigger asshole? I son’t think so.

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  8. Artcity says:

    Tim Thomas , Boston Bruins , also,too.

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  9. kathywompus says:

    Tom Brady will be down on both knees…….

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  10. Buttermilk Sky says:

    If NFL “ratings are way down” — and remember, Trump is a pathological liar — it’s because Michael Moore called for a boycott to protest the blackballing of Colin Kaepernick. Credit where it’s due!

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