A statement by Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
President Trump’s crude name calling is beneath the dignity of the office – way, way below. Attacking an American citizen for expressing his or her political opinions in a legal, peaceful, non-violent fashion as Colin Kaepernick did last season is a chilling commentary on the current state of affairs and discourse in Washington. We the people deserve so much better than this. The president’s remarks misrepresent our flag and the First Amendment. On Sunday, NFL players, coaches and fans should take a knee in protest and in defense of what we stand for as a nation.
Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr.
Founder and President
Rainbow PUSH Coalition