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In the most recent episode of the Trump administration, Vice President Mike Pence, left Sunday’s game between the 49ers and Colts after players took a knee during the national anthem. The Vice President took to twitter to release a series of statements after his departure:


In a country where racial injustice, inequality and division rears its ugly head, an open mind to dialogue is necessary. Until there is an understanding as to why players are protesting, these issues will continue to perpetuate and plagued our society.

In true Trump fashion, he tweeted, stating:

“I asked @VP Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country. I am proud of him and @SecondLady Karen.”

This incident comes after the president called out NFL players for protesting last month in his speech in Huntsville, AL. Refer to the video below.

The President and Vice President fail to realize that NFL players are protesting evident acts of racial bigotry, both blatant and discrete. Walking out on these issues when they are brought to the forefront, is their idea of making the country great again.

Eric Reid, former teammate of Colin Kaepernick, had shared his thoughts following the game.

Both Reid and Kaepernick lead the movement at the beginning of the 2016-17 NFL season. While Kaepernick continues to bring awareness and awaits a call from an NFL team, his former teammates are continuing what he started.

“Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.”

Martin Luther King, Jr.