Things got awkward on Fox and Friends this morning as Donald Trump’s most vocal religious adviser had some choice words in stating his opinion about the NFL protest controversy, explaining that the players who chose to kneel in peaceful protest during the national anthem should “thank God they aren’t shot in the head” as he suggested they would be for protesting in North Korea.
That’s right Robert Jeffress, a Southern Baptist who heads up First Baptist Church in Dallas, just tried to somehow connect the NFL controversy to North Korea all while attempting to spin it in Trump’s favour, as if the players should be grateful their generous leader Trump doesn’t just have them all killed for their insolence.
“I think what these players are doing is absolutely wrong, these players ought to be thanking God that they live in a country where they’re not only free to earn millions of dollars every year, but they’re also free from the worry of being shot in the head for taking a knee like they would be if they were in North Korea.” Jeffress said.
The preacher eager to plug Trump as much as possible stated that the players were “absolutely wrong,” and that “tens of millions” of Americans agree with Trump.
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