President Trump claims Vice President receiving “great praise”

AP

Vice President Mike Pence’s decision to walk out of the Colts-49ers game after the playing of the national anthem has received a lot of response since Sunday afternoon.

Like just about everything having to do with politics in this country these days, the response to that decision has been heated. There are those that think Pence did a great thing, those that think the Vice President of the United States shouldn’t criticize protesting NFL players while ignoring another white supremacist march in Charlottesville and those, like 49ers safety Eric Reid, that wonder if spending taxpayer money to travel to a game to walk out of it after members of the 49ers predictably took a knee was just a P.R. stunt.

President Trump, who said Sunday that he ordered the Vice President to leave the game, chimed in on Monday and ignored all but those who liked Pence’s move while confirming it was not a spur of the moment call by Pence.

Whatever your thoughts of the Vice President’s actions Sunday, his trip to Indianapolis along with renewed pushes from team owners to have players stand for the anthem ensures that the issue will remain front and center in this football season.

154 responses to “President Trump claims Vice President receiving “great praise”

  1. Funny that Pence, a politician, gets bashed by the media for making a “political statement” yet these entitled football players get a free pass on their political statements.

  2. It was an embarrassingly transparent PR stunt that achieved nothing other than to empower the players to continue with these annoying protests. If you ignore the protests, they’ll go away.

  3. action seeking reactionaries. the 20-30% of people who like trump will fill the comments. and never realize they are being distracted from the failure of an irresponsible adminstration that can’t pass a bill despite having both houses of congress.

  4. Our brave military fought and died so we could watch football.

    Turning one’s back on the game demeans their sacrifice.

    This really turns me off of politics.

  5. Remember, folks, it’s ok to insult a gold star family and slam a former POW for being captured, as long as you take a stand against peaceful protest. WTF

  6. This site needs to publish the latest NFL polls…

    Look out below…

    NFL football has gone from the most popular sport to the least in one month.

  7. If this was authentic I could understand, but come on….anyone who doesn’t think this was carefully planned going in is crazy. Just sick of the drama and over the top acting.

  8. Snowflakes will snowflake. While men and women serve in the military, coward millionaire’s kneel in a fake racist protest against those men and women in uniform. It’s quite simple. That moment in sports is when the military comes on the field. That is the moment fighter jets fly over. Not to wear pig socks and Fidel shirts in Miami. What a loser

  9. It’s making a statement, like kneeling. It effectively is a public display of what manner individual fans may be doing as a response to the kneeling and protests. The NFL and the players aren’t going to notice a large number of fans leaving until much later time when viewing stats are released. This was a noticeable, and widely reported display to the NFL.

    That being said, I’d almost expect Trump to do a WWE style stunt heckling the players from a front row seat.

  10. Amazing that something that started with no intent to bash the flag or the military has been twisted and turned by the Republican Administration into something totally different. This was a non-event until Trump opened his tweeter account one morning. Now he uses it as political theater while covering up all his failures such as Puerto Rico, his stupid wall, this failed medical plan, his anti-middle class tax proposal, the budget proposal that cuts $599B from Medicare, his obvious love of right wing supremacism, and his total disregard to the waste of taxpayer money. He generates his own fake news and sadly there are people who actually believe it.

  11. Diversion, Diversion, Diversion – this is what this cat had done his entire career, change the topic and try to get folks focussed on anything but what counts. Let’s remember that the kneeling issue was a non-issue prior to him throwing out a barrage in Alabama to a audience of supporters while Mueller methodically builds his case for Russian Collusion

  12. if you don’t have a problem with the players kneeling and you have a problem with the VP walk out, you’re a hypocrite.

  13. I fully support the players right to do this. They have a planned protest. The grimacing bald eagle has a planned walk-in and walk-out. That’s completely fair and hurts no one. Although it looks pretty bad when you have men who play football leading the acknowledgement of social injustice. And the men who are supposed to uphold our constitution and protect people from social injustice deflecting the true nature of the protest by wrapping themselves in the flag. To me, that’s as disrespecting a kneeling during the anthem. How about the leaders of this country agree there is an issue and offer solutions to the problem within our government instead of grandstanding all over patriotism. If that were the case, there would be winners on both sides with everyone standing symbolically proud in the end.

  14. From who?

    To hell with what you think about standing for the anthem, they just wasted hundreds of thousands of dollars for a glorified publicity stunt.

  15. Disrespecting the flag is No difference from disrespecting the country. Does it remind you of some body, Trump?

  16. Staged. What part about this entire issue isnt staged? Players make plans as to who’s going to do what during the national anthem. Politician plans to show outrage at players planned outrage. Its all so virtuous. (eye roll)

  17. Adrian Beathisson says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:15 am
    Funny that Pence, a politician, gets bashed by the media for making a “political statement” yet these entitled football players get a free pass on their political statements.

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    Pence is getting bashed because all of this was orchestrated by Pence and Trump to make a scene at the expense of taxpayers, not because he was making a “political statement”. Regardless if you agree or disagree with NFL players kneeling, you’d have to agree this was a waste of tax dollars.

  18. I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.
    — Colin Kaepernick, former San Francisco 49ers quarterback, Aug. 26, 2016
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    It’s about the flag.

  19. Although we assume Mike Pence can spell potato correctly the best thing about him is that he makes one think long and hard about a Trump impeachment.

  20. The fact that the president of the United States is playing this game just so he can get the satisfaction of 33k people liking his tweet is completely disheartening. All of the crap going on right now, not the least of this being potential nuclear war, and he’s sending his VP to protest a football game on taxpayer money. Man, if Obama had sent Biden to pull a stunt like this we would never hear the end of it. Fortunate for Trump so much WTF comes out of his mouth we’ll be concerned with something else he’s done way too soon.

  21. Recieving great praise. Also receiving negative attention. If the administration wants more respect for the country, quit disrespecting my intelligence. This is a sideshow distraction. Not impressed.

  22. Mocking people with disabilities, bragging about sexual assault, committing treason with our enemies, encouraging white supremacist hate groups, that’s all fine!

    But a peaceful protest of civil injustice? That is TOO FAR!!! smh

  23. “While men and women serve in the military, coward millionaire’s kneel in a fake racist protest against those men and women in uniform …”

    And some will fake bone spurs to avoid a wartime draft.

  24. From Winston group’s poll, Sept to Oct:
    Men aged 34-54 “went from 73 percent favorable and 19 percent unfavorable to 42 percent favorable and 47 percent unfavorable.”

    That is why the owners of the Dolphins and Cowboys said what they did this weekend. The NFL is in deep trouble, and, the owners know it. Their core demographic, the ones who spend the money that drives the machine, is unhappy with them. Per the RCP poll average, Trump has a 46% favorable rating, two percent higher than the NFL, in that demographic.

    Look forward to more NFL owners putting out statements that mirror Jerry Jones’ this week.

  25. Statement from the Indiana Branch of The American Legion:

    “Kneeling during the National Anthem and not paying respects to the flag is offensive to many in the veterans community, as many have lost brothers and sisters in arms while wearing the flag on our shoulders to defend those at home. However, it is everyone’s right to peacefully protest, as those are the freedoms we are sworn to protect as veterans who have served our nation and continue to serve our communities faithfully.”

    I think that says it perfectly. I am sure I will get tons of thumb’s down from all of the arm chair patriots who know more about sacrifice than actual Veterans do.

  26. this is like going to a bar and getting offended when a fight breaks out. these deplorables aren’t fooling anyone.

  27. Wow, this coming from a draft dodger who made fun of a handicapped reporter on national tv. God bless America, we need it.

  28. dsmall2013 says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:28 am
    Amazing that something that started with no intent to bash the flag or the military has been twisted and turned by the Republican Administration into something totally different. This was a non-event until Trump opened his tweeter account one morning. Now he uses it as political theater while covering up all his failures such as Puerto Rico, his stupid wall, this failed medical plan, his anti-middle class tax proposal, the budget proposal that cuts $599B from Medicare, his obvious love of right wing supremacism, and his total disregard to the waste of taxpayer money. He generates his own fake news and sadly there are people who actually believe it.

    ******************************************************************************************

    Well said Sir

  29. I always thought Kaepernick was misguided about his police protest just as BLM was misguided by making Michael Brown out to be some sort of Rosa Parks. If you don’t comply with police requests, situations escalate. That’s the way it should be. If you think you are being treated unfairly by police, get an attorney later and make your case in court.

    But, Kaepernicks peaceful protest, never made me wet my pants. All this phony patriotic outrage and effort to confuse the intent of the original protest is equally misguided. At this point it’s clear Trump has just found another wedge issue to distract from his lack of accomplishments and to keep his base, which includes not a few racists, riled up.

    Anyone taking their patriotism cues from Trump, who dodged the draft five times during Viet Nam, is as ill informed as Kaepernick.

    It’s all just a little tiresome at this point.

  30. I can say this now but Pence stay at the hotel I work at here in Indy, we weren’t even alerted to his arrival until Thursday afternoon around 4pm. Long planned it was not and I know it because I lived it all Friday trying to prepare for him.

  31. Trump just fired somebody for taking private jets.

    Pence flew himself, his wife, family, Secret service, staffers, and maybe others on Air Force 2 from DC to Indy merely as a publicity stunt. The taxpayers paid MILLIONS for it, for sure.

  32. The least he could have done while flying from Vegas to Indy and then back to California at taxpayer expense is given his game tickets to some poor deserving kid.

  33. This is NOW a FIRST AMENDMENT ISSUE.

    With all due respect to the “you can’t protest at work” crowd, the directive to Cowboy’s owner Jerry Jones to force players to stand came from the White House.

    This is censorship. Period.

    What is the point of the First Amendment aka Freedom of Speech if the government can influence important parts of your life, like earning a paycheck.

    This. Is. Censorship.

  34. This has become a sideshow. They have hijacked the original message, and before the so-called celebrity and chief made the disparaging statement calling the players mothers “B@iches” there were only a few protesters. now he has forced the whole league to strike back. This has nothing to do with the original protest anymore, this is a bad game the celebrity and chief are trying to play to feed his supporters. He needs to worry about what Mueller is digging for and stop these silly games. I have gone back to not watching an NFL game until the ball is kicked off, like many of the real fans used to do!

  35. jimmyjohns01 says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:39 am
    Adrian Beathisson says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:15 am
    Funny that Pence, a politician, gets bashed by the media for making a “political statement” yet these entitled football players get a free pass on their political statements.

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    Pence is getting bashed because all of this was orchestrated by Pence and Trump to make a scene at the expense of taxpayers, not because he was making a “political statement”. Regardless if you agree or disagree with NFL players kneeling, you’d have to agree this was a waste of tax dollars.

    30 9 Rate This
    12444uggg says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:41 am
    I’m not impressed. Trump called for the boycott- then the VP shows up? Total dog and pony show.

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    hengekn says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:42 am
    waste of taxpayer money and also walking out on FREE tickets , WHAT A TOOL!

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    October 9, 2017 at 9:52 am
    This administration wants to cut money for Meals on Wheels and Medicare but spends hundreds of thousands of dollars on this publicity stunt.

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    The reported price tag to have the governor attend the Payton Manning ceremony was $60k not “hundreds of thousands of dollars” and the tickets were free as pointed out here. Since he was going there anyways, doing his own protest once he got there did mot cost a dime extra. And as far as protesting at work (because his going there was a professional obligaation) it does sound like he secured his boss’s permission first.

  36. …meanwhile the US lost 33,000 jobs last month (first time in 7 years), the presidents’s campaign manager is facing indictment, Trumpcare failed again, there is still no wall, no major legislation passed even though republicans control both houses, and there was another Nazi rally in Virginia with no comment from the White House.

    But hey, those NFL players are some SOBs!

  37. If the taxpayers paid for Pence’s ticket to the game and that of his wife, I hope he at least has the integrity to reimburse us. Otherwise, it’s just a waste of taxpayer dollars to leave the game before it even starts.

  38. Liberalsruineverything says:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:16 am
    Still not getting tired of winning. The NFL is losing Yuge!!
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    Hard to get tired of winning when you haven’t won anything. The only thing the administration has “won” is the popularity contest among the chicken hawks who already supported them. The league has not suffered in any measurable way, and with this ridiculous stunt, the Admin has in fact handed the league a win.

  39. “we weren’t even alerted to his arrival until Thursday afternoon around 4pm. Long planned it was not and I know it because I lived it all Friday trying to prepare for him.”
    ————————————-

    Standard procedure for the secret service. The pres/vp movements are classified until the last possible moment to keep the assassination threats as low as possible and prevent them from advance planning.

  40. I just want to know how much this stunt cost taxpayers like us. Whatever happened to fiscal conservatives?

  41. bannedfromchoirpractice says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:20 am
    Remember, folks, it’s ok to insult a gold star family and slam a former POW for being captured, as long as you take a stand against peaceful protest. WTF

    The flag, honor, and patriotism doesn’t mean anything to you. Remember folks, these are the guys that are ok with ppl burning and pissing on the flag because it’s peaceful.

  42. and never realize they are being distracted from the failure of an irresponsible administration that can’t pass a bill despite having both houses of congress.
    ———-
    They also have the supreme court. Still nothing gets done. But you have to have ideas to get things done. And they don’t have any ideas.

  43. Looks as if Kaepernick knew what he was doing all along. Now he’s got the Whitehouse wrapped around his little finger and is playing the bloated prez like a fiddle.

  44. I guess the rest of the worlds problems were solved, so Pence had some time on his hands. Seriously, I would rather the VP had a day of rest rather than spend tax payer money to travel across the country to put on such a stunt. What were you doing the national anthem yesterday? Standing and saluting? I was grabbing a beer. I guess I “hate” the flag now too, right?

  45. willycents says:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:42 am
    “we weren’t even alerted to his arrival until Thursday afternoon around 4pm. Long planned it was not and I know it because I lived it all Friday trying to prepare for him.”
    ————————————-

    Standard procedure for the secret service. The pres/vp movements are classified until the last possible moment to keep the assassination threats as low as possible and prevent them from advance planning.
    ///////
    That’s true of the general public. But, law enforcement personnel, first responders of all kinds, prepare much longer than a couple days for a protectees arrival. The USSS has entire teams that do advanced recon for every trip.

  46. Of course he’s receiving great praise. Do you not see all the comments and ratings from your own readers? And that’s just the ones that aren’t deleted.

  47. What a stupid publicity stunt that all is, and on the tax payer’s dime too.

    Like Pence didn’t know that players would protest? With everything that’s going on? Come on.

    He had this whole stupid publicity stunt planned, clearly. He knew he was going to go to the game and leave immediately when a played knelt.

    He took a private tax payer funded plane there to do it. How much did it cost us for this little publicity stunt?

  48. margoadams says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:12 am
    NFL Week 5 and still no pig socks. That’s a good thing.
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    I agree.
    Everyday kaepernick is unemployed is a good day.

  49. Panoramic Wifi says:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:39 am

    The reported price tag to have the governor attend the Payton Manning ceremony was $60k not “hundreds of thousands of dollars” and the tickets were free as pointed out here. Since he was going there anyways, doing his own protest once he got there did mot cost a dime extra. And as far as protesting at work (because his going there was a professional obligaation) it does sound like he secured his boss’s permission first.

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    Where did you see that report? I have three separate sources quoting around $250k. And why was he going there “anyways”? How is going to a football game a professional obligation? You can’t possibly believe this trip was about anything more than the protest, can you?

    And the whole “boss’s permission” thing doesn’t wash when your boss is the President. You’re confusing the rights of a private company to affect speech with the government’s.

    If Pence, a government official, sought permission to take an official stand against free speech from his boss, another government official, and received it, THAT’S a violation of the First Amendment.

    For God’s sake, if the head of the government isn’t beholden to the First Amendment, who is?

  50. Pence protesting the protesters free speech is the first protester to receive praise from the president.

  51. I’m just waiting for the video of Trump trying to give Pence the one-handed, two-finger eye poke, Pence raising his hand to his nose for the block, and Trump switching to the double-index-finger eye poke.

    Because that’s who these guys are.

  52. You mean all we had to do was take a knee at the inaugural, and Trump would have left?
    ____________

    This post qualifies as a finalist in “The Best Post Ever” category.

  53. henryjones20 says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:26 am
    Wait,I thought you losers were done with football like 3 weeks ago yet here you are.hahaha. Go watch NASCAR please.
    _________
    Well said,.. go to Nascar and stand for the Confederate flag.

  54. All Pence showed is that he’s a delicate little snowflake that cannot handle when others have a different opinion than him – so he walks out like a child. I think Trump has a lot bigger things to worry about – Iran, North Korea, keeping his staff in tact for longer than a month without someone quitting or being fired, and white nazis showing up again in Charlottesville.

  55. lukedunphysscienceproject says:
    October 9, 2017 at 11:21 am

    Where did you see that report? I have three separate sources quoting around $250k. And why was he going there “anyways”? How is going to a football game a professional obligation? You can’t possibly believe this trip was about anything more than the protest, can you?

    And the whole “boss’s permission” thing doesn’t wash when your boss is the President. You’re confusing the rights of a private company to affect speech with the government’s.

    If Pence, a government official, sought permission to take an official stand against free speech from his boss, another government official, and received it, THAT’S a violation of the First Amendment.

    For God’s sake, if the head of the government isn’t beholden to the First Amendment, who is?
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    The head of the government isn’t beholden to the First Amendment ?!?!?!?! What kind of nonsense is that? People can exercise their right to protest provided by the First Amendment but that doesn’t mean everybody has to agree with it. That a serious stretch even by an elastic measure.

  56. Yes! Thank you snow miser for wasting tax payers money for your publicity stunt. Really helped bring America together. Keep up the important work…..

  57. Has Trump ever lied to the American people?

    What a PR stunt…not to mention the taxpayer dollars wasted..

    ..what a mistake the Trump/Pence duo have become!

    American voters were conned…then robbed in the 2016 election.

  58. dsmall2013 says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:28 am
    Amazing that something that started with no intent to bash the flag or the military has been twisted and turned by the Republican Administration into something totally different. This was a non-event until Trump opened his tweeter account one morning. Now he uses it as political theater while covering up all his failures such as Puerto Rico, his stupid wall, this failed medical plan, his anti-middle class tax proposal, the budget proposal that cuts $599B from Medicare, his obvious love of right wing supremacism, and his total disregard to the waste of taxpayer money. He generates his own fake news and sadly there are people who actually believe it.

    bridgeh2o says:

    You couldn’t be more wrong! Kaepernick HIMSELF said in 2016: ….”I will not stand for a flag for a country that continues to oppress people of color” HIS WORDS!!! He wore the pig socks-he offended thousands of latinos, including myself, when he adorned a Fidel Castro shirt-a dictator and killer of thousands of Cubans over his decades long rule.

    Please be versed on this subject…..Kaep said and did those things himself. Most guys doing the kneeling thing today have trouble speaking in complete sentences and have ZERO idea of why they are kneeling.

    Ignorance!!!

  59. fireroger says:

    The head of the government isn’t beholden to the First Amendment ?!?!?!?! What kind of nonsense is that? People can exercise their right to protest provided by the First Amendment but that doesn’t mean everybody has to agree with it. That a serious stretch even by an elastic measure.
    =====

    I am not sure what you thought I was saying, but you obviously missed my point badly. I was trying to point out that the Government IS beholden to the 1st amendment and that Pence attending that game on the taxpayer dime with the President’s “consent” (more likely on his orders) to discourage free speech protests IS a violation of the 1st Amendment.

    It has nothing to do with anyone agreeing with anyone else about anything. It has to do with what our Constitution does and does not allow Government officials to do.

  60. As you all have put it so succinctly, the teams can “fire” the players for literally any reason. It doesn’t have to be for standing or kneeling. Likewise, players such as Tom Brady can choose to kneel or stand when they want to. No one is being detained or jailed. Also, the Steelers used to be a team that stood for the working class but you people don’t even pretend to understand workers rights anymore. That’s some sad sh*t.

  61. Kudos to you Pence. I don’t watch pregame, post game or half time shows and tune in on games I can get on my indoor antenna 5 – 10 minutes into the first quarter. It’s wonderful. I tune in the game to watch the teams not the players the media makes out to be Gods.

  62. Reports are coming in from the reporters covering the VP that when they pulled up they were to not get out of the van. Pre-planned to leave from the beginning.

  63. painsyndicate says:

    October 9, 2017 at 11:43 am

    Dear NFL players:

    “Shut up and dance!”

    Signed,
    Everyone in the USA who matters
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    But don’t dance too much. Pence looks like the tough school administrator from a bad 80’s high school movie.

  64. Staged PR stunt. Seriously, don’t these guys(Trump and Pence) have something better to do than to pander to their base and golf?

  65. If the players are willing to protest, they have to also be willing to face the consequences. That’s the backbone of free speech.

    Was this a political PR stunt? Of course. But most of the players participating in these “protests” are doing the same thing…PR stunts.

    Trump and his administration didn’t start this. Colin Kaepernick did. Let’s not forget that.

  66. I guess squatting during the playing of the National Anthem is a stunt but walking out after seeing such conduct is.

    America is beyond help.

    Just remember leftists, the right has most of the guns.

  67. Anyone who says that the player protests weren’t political is ignorant and stupid – George Soros along with the NFLPA are joined at the hip – soros is a major Democrat donor who profited off currency manipulation and he is intent on making this squatting protest into a political one.

    Once again facts don’t support the leftist swine.

  68. theravishingrachelnichols says:
    October 9, 2017 at 12:46 pm

    But don’t dance too much. Pence looks like the tough school administrator from a bad 80’s high school movie.

    _____________________________________________

    I kid you not, the theme song to Footloose came on in my shop as I was reading this…

  69. threeptplay ”
    Was this a political PR stunt? Of course. But most of the players participating in these “protests” are doing the same thing…PR stunts.

    Trump and his administration didn’t start this. Colin Kaepernick did. Let’s not forget that.”

    LETS not forget that you are comparing the president and vice president to a bunch of football players. The president and vice president have jobs that they should be doing, instead they are just wasting dollars staging political stunts and pandering to their base.

  70. Trump is more interested in PR stunts than governing. assuming he is capable of governing, which is still an open question

  71. louiegrandie says:
    October 9, 2017 at 12:33 pm

    Reports are coming in from the reporters covering the VP that when they pulled up they were to not get out of the van. Pre-planned to leave from the beginning.

    Lying liberal reporters. He was there to see his state NFL team play.

  72. Americans hate politics. The players made a huge mistake bringing politics into the NFL. The players protested and the V.P. protested and the fans are disgusted.

  73. I served specifically to protect their right to kneel. I am honored to the right is still there and that Americans are exercising it. I don’t know any veterans who think differently.

    I am disgusted that the government I once served is working so hard to quash the rights I served to protect.

  74. So Pence knew this was going to happen, and then rolled out. In the process, he spent taxpayer money to afford his protection & travel, to stage his own protest. In addition, he took the attention away from the Peyton Manning tribute. Sounds about right for this administration.

  75. kingbeej says:
    October 9, 2017 at 2:05 pm
    I served specifically to protect their right to kneel. I am honored to the right is still there and that Americans are exercising it. I don’t know any veterans who think differently.

    I am disgusted that the government I once served is working so hard to quash the rights I served to protect.
    ===========================
    It’s ridiculous to suggest leaving a game equates to squashing rights.

  76. Think of all the paper towels he could have bought and thrown at disaster survivors, instead, spent $250k of taxpayer money to fly to a game he had no intention of watching.

  77. bobleblah says:
    October 9, 2017 at 9:20 am
    Our brave military fought and died so we could watch football.

    ______________________________________________________

    really? I’d like to think they sacrificed their lives for more than access to entertainment.

  78. In 1990, DJT sued the NFL and was awarded approximately $4 and a lifetime ban from the NFL.
    .
    Is it a coincidence that he ruined the AFL and is now trying to ruin the NFL? Nope.
    .
    Petty Vendettas, I would hope the POTUS would be a better person than this, if not a better president.

  79. Any Veteran that supports this administration is not a combat veteran. This is the guy that started a twitter feud with Gold Star parents for publicity and said McCain is not a war hero because his plane was shot down. Only REMF’s and MPs would support this clown.

  80. As a white American I say good bye lap dog Pence. You were sent there by your president to do just that, show up and leave if someone took a knee so Donnie could say see u told you that would happen. Not one game has ever shown mass people leaving after the anthem because of players kneeling. Keep up the fight players we shouldn’t cave in because some people feel uncomfortable with what your doing. It was OK when it was white Americans burning flags, spitting and throwing things at returning vets from vietnam. That to me seems more disrespectful to the flag and military then this peaceful protest does.

  81. Pence exercised very poor judgment in electing to attend a Colts-49ers game to begin with, and I think that’s what we should all focus on.

  82. @jpoh333

    Fans are upset because our government (Trump and Pence) officials, who claim they are for the people, just wasted more taxpayer dollars all for publicity stunt to try to prove a point to their base.

  83. @jpoh333

    Fans are upset because our government (Trump and Pence) officials, who claim they are for the people, just wasted more taxpayer dollars all for publicity stunt to try to prove a point to their base.

    White people will never understand this situation from a black point of view until they are placed in the situation.

  84. I hope all the supporters of this PR stunt realize that YOUR tax dollars went to pay for his airfares to fly in before the game, sit in the stadium for a half hour while his people sat in their cars outside waiting for him and immediately fly back out to California. Then there’s also the false agenda that these protests are to disrespect the country or flag, when their purpose really is to protest bad cops that gun down people, with impunity.

  85. Fledgling tyrants start by suppressing speech and delegitimizing the press. They then mix in a little nationalism and jingoism to get everybody hot and. bothered.

    Then stuff gets real.

    Its amazing how easy the leader of the GOP makes it look. Its amazing that half a nation could be so easily gaslighted by such an impressive idiot.

  86. Funny how folks say they don’t want politics in the NFL. Isn’t this bringing politics into the NFL? Then again, the giant flags are political, it’s just that most like them so its OK in that arena. And hey Don, did you see the ratings for the Sunday afternoon game? Doesn’t look like your boycott is having much to do with Americans watching football. Woo woo!

  87. Why would Pence get bashed but not players you ask? What planet do you live on where players don’t get bashed?

    The players are not being hypocritical even if some find their actions disrespectful. They are simply engaging in a silent and respectful protest at a venue their job requires them to be at; whereas Pence travels (crisscrossing the country) with his chaperone (wife) and and an entourage on a government plane at great expense to stage a protest. Trump, like Snow White’s stepmother, can never be one upped so he tells the world it was his idea and that Pence was his errand boy.

    Do you really not see a difference between those two “political statements”?

  88. That headline is pretty funny, because I can think of one really famous guy who isn’t receiving great praise right now!

  89. filthymcnasty3 says:
    You mean all we had to do was take a knee at the inaugural, and Trump would have left?

    My nomination for comment of the year right here ^^^^^^^^^^^^^

  90. And continues flying, at tax payers expense, to CA for a 3 day fund raising event. So while crying for an NFL boycott,he is more than happy to use his stunt at one of the games to line his own pockets

  91. truthprofessor says:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:24 am
    Trump just fired somebody for taking private jets.

    Pence flew himself, his wife, family, Secret service, staffers, and maybe others on Air Force 2 from DC to Indy merely as a publicity stunt. The taxpayers paid MILLIONS for it, for sure.

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    cbass59 says:
    October 9, 2017 at 10:31 am
    Publicity stunt that cost taxpayers $250,000.

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    Y’all need to get on the same page with those inflated cost estimates.

  92. lordluvasuperduck says:
    October 9, 2017 at 8:37 pm
    And continues flying, at tax payers expense, to CA for a 3 day fund raising event. So while crying for an NFL boycott,he is more than happy to use his stunt at one of the games to line his own pockets
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    PLENTY of opportunity to complain about this before last Sunday. Just sayin’

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