Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

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They say football is family. Bashing the National Football League apparently is family, too.

Donald Trump Jr. has chimed in regarding the issue his father took to unprecedented heights two nights ago, with this message on Twitter posted within the last hour: “If only Roger Goodell cared as much about domestic abuse and traumatic brain injury as he does about disrespecting America.”

We definitely know that Goodell cares more about traumatic brain injury than Donald Trump Sr., who chided the league’s safety measures on Friday night, which somehow was only the second-most controversial thing he said.

“Today if you hit too hard — 15 yards!” Trump Sr. said at a rally in Alabama. “Throw him out of the game! They had that last week. I watched for a couple of minutes. Two guys, just really, beautiful tackle. Boom, 15 yards! The referee gets on television — his wife is sitting at home, she’s so proud of him. They’re ruining the game. They’re ruining the game. That’s what they want to do. They want to hit. They want to hit. It is hurting the game.”

Apart from the inconsistency between the concerns stated by Trump Jr. and the lamentations of Trump Sr., Trump Jr. twists the league’s respect for those who choose to peacefully protest into a blanket allegation that Goodell and the NFL are “disrespecting America.” These words will do nothing to undermine the solidarity that the NFL and its players have shown since being challenged by the President, and the comments likewise will do little to end the protests.

Which still could be what the Trumps want, since more protests will result in more criticism of those protesting, which will both rally the base and potentially distract everyone from issues that father and son would prefer the rest of us not be paying much attention to. Including but not limited to the ongoing work of a former FBI director whom the NFL hired three years ago to conduct an investigation in connection with the league’s supposed lack of concern regarding domestic abuse.

95 responses to “Donald Trump Jr. takes a swipe at the NFL, too

  1. Man. Those people are supposed to know better than this.

    Something tells my Donnie and his entire crew never really grew up around other kids who would “check” them from time to time … you know what I man?

  2. Trump has singlehandedly made these people disrespecting our country go from the offensive to the defensive. Once again, he wins.

  3. He is right! I don’t see anyone protesting wife beaters like zeke elliott being in the league or dwi offenders like jenkins! These guys are scum! low character and if not for football would be slinging dope on the streets or in prison

  4. Everyone who is going to stop going to games or boycott the NFL, see you later. You won’t be missed. The rest of us will live in a country where we can protest any way we want. Period.

  5. The problem with all of this is it’s all just getting so fatiguing. I dunno if pre NBC bought PFT would be talking so much about this stuff, and I don’t mean that in a political way, one way or the other.

  6. Junior dropped the boom on the NFL because he is absolutely right. Players spent more time today protesting Trump than they ever have protesting: CTE, domestic violence, gang violence, poverty, or hunger. Swell job NFL.

  7. Florio…if you’re attempting to make a lot of babies cry I believe you will succeed! As if the ridiculous right hasn’t cried enough today though…my oh my. Have we heard a lot of squealing.

  8. So the players in game at London knelt down for the American National Anthem and stood up and at attention for “God Save the Queen”!!! No, no disrespecting America. IDIOTS!!!!!

  9. The traitor speaks. Hey Jr, what really happened at your sit down with the Russians in June 2016? He actually met with the Russians in an attempt to circumvent America’s election. And he’s proud of himself. Unreal.

  10. Trump is a traitor to the nation, and as usual, flies distractions that his base gobbles up with a spoon.

    Listen, Trump, and understand. That Mueller is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are in prison.

  11. mazenblue says:
    September 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm
    #40 Pat Tillman

    1 0 Rate This
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    Sacrificed himself and what he had in order to preserve the rights Americans hold so dear, including the right to free speech and the right to protest. Soldiers sacrifice themselves for the USA, and it’s constitution and what it stands for, not a flag or an anthem.

    The flag and anthem are symbols, nothing more. The constitution is paramount to everything the US is about. The constitution is the United States. Perhaps people should worry more about standing up for it than worrying about someone taking a knee during the playing of a symbol?

  12. Does Roger Goodell seize any opportunity to direct attention away from CTE, domestic abuse, etc. rather than dealing with what’s important? Absolutely. Luckily, he’s not our President. He only has to answer to 32 people… not a nation.

  13. Well,when Trump was campaigning he said he was a “uniter” and it looks like that’s true. He single-handedly has united players, coaches and owners in the NFL. Heck he even managed to get Robert Kraft to unite with Roger Goodell. Let that sink in for a moment.

  14. sphincterorleaveher says:
    September 24, 2017 at 9:45 pm
    Trump is a traitor to the nation, and as usual, flies distractions that his base gobbles up with a spoon.

    Listen, Trump, and understand. That Mueller is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are in prison.

    Idiot

  15. Well,when Trump was campaigning he said he was a “uniter” and it looks like that’s true. He single-handedly has united players, coaches and owners in the NFL. Heck he even managed to get Robert Kraft to unite with Roger Goodell. Let that sink in for a moment.

    You may be under estimating how many people agree with Trump right now. Not that I wish Trump got involved, but all he did was say what most of us are thinking.

  16. Trump supporters are getting their feelings hurt over people kneeling during something that is nothing but a paid marketing/recruitment campaign started by the Department of Defense in 2009. Guys, standing for the anthem isn’t even “a thing”. It’s a paid marketing campaign by the Department of Defense! Don’t get your feelings so hurt by it, right wing snowflakes.

  17. mazenblue says:
    September 24, 2017 at 9:36 pm
    #40 Pat Tillman

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    #1 Pat Tillman wasn’t a draft dodger like trump.
    #2 He was killed by friendly fire…what was it that trump said about McCain being a POW??
    #3 He was fearless, known for standing up for the little guy, full of honor and integrity. Something tells me trumps bullish attitude and female genital grabbing probably wouldn’t have gone over well with him.

  18. President Trump should tweet he loves men who beat women and thinks Goodell is doing an amazing job. Then the snowflakes will do what they always do and try to change whatever they think Trump likes. Those are protests I could get behind.

  19. njoberg says:
    September 24, 2017 at 9:50 pm
    sphincterorleaveher says:
    September 24, 2017 at 9:45 pm
    Trump is a traitor to the nation, and as usual, flies distractions that his base gobbles up with a spoon.

    Listen, Trump, and understand. That Mueller is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are in prison.

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    Idiot
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    Concise point, but let me counter with: you’re a stupid poo poo head.

  20. More disrespectful to flag: A) colluding with the Russians to win an election and god knows what else now in office or B) kneeling for anthem.

    I know what my answer is. I hope all the snowflakes so upset by kneeling reflect on your answer.

  21. Trump is an idiot but what happens when everyone keeps protesting and the black culture keeps killing each other and playing the victim instead of taking advantage of equal opportunity like they’ve had for years?

  22. “Denouncing Antifa violence does not require regarding the group as equivalent to the Nazis or the KKK. They are distinguishable, most importantly in this respect:

    The ends of both Nazis and the KKK are unsurpassed in their moral depravity: Those groups stand for genocide and racial terrorism, and while they presently claim that their means are nonviolent, both their historical means and the future they are working toward are inseparable from massive amounts of violence; the utter destruction of the societies within which they operate; and mass killing.” – C. Friedersdorf

  23. So these players want equality and consider a few bad apples to be the overriding narrative across the nation. But 13% of one race makes up 70% of the crime but profiling isn’t acceptable? Aren’t you profiling police in general? Wait, double standards are accepted if it comes from the left.

  24. Well, the #TakeAKnee supporters want to boycott the NFL over Kaepernick, and the Trump supporters want to boycott the NFL over #TakeAKnee, so I guess the two sides have reached a consensus.

  25. … “Listen, Trump, and understand. That Mueller is out there. It can’t be bargained with. It can’t be reasoned with. It doesn’t feel pity, or remorse, or fear. And it absolutely will not stop, ever, until you are in prison.” …

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    You win the Internet today, my friend.

  26. Aww, the son of the Draft Dodger in Chief has thoughts about patriotism? That’s cute. Then why does he call their ties to Russians “fake news” when Trump Jr bragged about their Russian ties in 2008? Here is the quote:

    “Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets,” Trump Jr. said at the time. “We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.”

  27. I’m excited to hear that Trump Jr. takes issues like CTE and domestic violence in football so seriously. Can’t wait to see what initiatives he starts or promotes to get to the bottom of these super important issues. Will the White House look to increase the NIH budget for CTE research? That would be a great next step for Trump Jr. to take since he’s so serious about this.

  28. What’s interesting is this whole thing has deflected the results of Aaron Hernandez having a 3 out of 4 on severity of the CTE scale. The NFL scores an inadvertent win in that regard, however, I am sick and tired of hearing about this whole political issue, I just want to watch my team and fantasy players.

  29. Anyone who thinks it’s disrespectful to exercise their 1st amendment right is blatantly stupid. You can not like it, so be it, but it’s not disrespectful. At all.

  30. Why does it feel like our country is run by 7th graders.

    As much as I think the NFL players are misguided, trumps are almost making me sympathetic to them.

  31. Trump spent the last 5 years pointing out everything that he thought was wrong with America and now he’s berating people who are doing the same thing. And don’t give me this disrespecting the flag, country or soldiers argument. It’s nonsense. Call me when they do something tangible that’s disrespectful.

  32. I’m very interested in seeing the overnight ratings on these games. It is like the November election all over again. Trump will declare victory no matter what!!!! Goodell can’t say anything without ruining his pretend image. Love it!!!! Hoping for a 20% drop…

  33. TheNaturalMevs says:
    September 24, 2017 at 9:49 pm
    So at what point does the protesting end then? When black people don’t “feel oppressed” any longer? And who will be the judge of that?
    ___________________________________________________________________________________________

    Black people will never give this up. They will always use the race card because it gets them what they want. No race card means they have to play by the rules everyone else lives by. One day they will cry racist or oppression and nobody will listen, ever hear of the little boy who cried wolf? Your ancestors were oppressed, not you. Today you oppress yourselves with choices you make.

  34. Ugh.

    I’m done man. Not because of the protests but because I’m tired of hearing about them.

    Saw half the Raiders sitting and they have done crap else tonight. Apparently the team spent all their time planning their protest and not worried about the game.

    Somebody let me know when it is safe to watch the NFL again without having to hear what the WR thinks about race relations.

    I will summarize it for you-I don’t care what he thinks. I just want to watch s ballgame- is that too much to ask?

  35. As Usual the Trumps are spot on. Excellent comment by Trump Jr. And if only these players cared as much about being good fathers and good husbands as they do about rap music and bling… If only bubba… If only…

  36. chiefsfolife says:
    September 24, 2017 at 9:42 pm

    Gosh I love this! The President says what everyone was thinking
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    Everyone? Really? I thought what the President said was moronic. And I note that all of his millionaire owner buddies denounced his comments.

    The only people who seem to agree with Trump are his son Richie Rich who has never worked a day in his life, a crowd of white people who chose to attended a Trump rally and a few guys here in on this site.

  37. Hmmmm, very strange series of “posters”. This websites usually posters are by the vast majority Trump and conservative supporters. Yet mysteriously this thread is the complete opposite.
    Me thinks there are a lot of “fake” posters on here tonight. I would bet one person has posted Under at least ten different poster names in this thread.
    Probably someone from PFT.

  38. Trump Jr who? Oh, that’s right, like father like son. No difference, red neck, racist pervs. I’m sure he’s a women grabber too—————

    Lots of untrue assumptions there. However your description of Bill Clinton is spot on

  39. Notice how that entire article focused on the players, their feelings and brotherhood. They didn’t mention the fans at all. That’s the problem right there. The players think the NFL is there for them and they have forgotten it’s the fans that foot the bill for it all. Trump and the NFL bickering and the fans lose.

  40. I agree with you about half the time Florio but the last paragraph sums it up perfectly. Another distraction bomb from the Dotard to keep the nation’s attention off of Obamacare, the Mueller investigation and North Korea, etc… Trump fans the flames with his left hand so you forget what’s in his right hand.

  41. Man most of you guys are right. We do have the right to protest how we want . The national anthem is the best thing to protest because it and the flag represent the country as whole and everything and everyone that built into what is today. To show that you love America by not paying respect to anthem is great . Why stop there we have the right to drop deuces on the flag , do that , we have the right dance on the graves of our fallen soldiers . That will show how much you love the country. If only it was legal to behead a bald eagle, the people of the country would know how patriotic you are.

  42. Trump is an idiot but what happens when everyone keeps protesting and the black culture keeps killing each other and playing the victim instead of taking advantage of equal opportunity like they’ve had for years?

    I think the idiots are the ones who have kept their head in the sand, molifying the troublemakers so they won’t be eaten by the media.. Trump is the first one to call them out. Next time they need a policeman…call Michael Bennett..

  43. The only people who seem to agree with Trump are his son Richie Rich who has never worked a day in his life, a crowd of white people who chose to attended a Trump rally and a few guys here in on this site.

    The NFL ratings are not down 20 percent over last year because everyone disagrees with Trump. Trump Jr owns many businesses and works 12 hours a day. And ending your hate with identity politics is the cherry on the top for Progressives

  44. The damage the Trump family has achieved on the national stage in a mere 9 months is staggering…..

  45. “i just want to watch a ballgame, is that too much to ask?”

    All citizens regardless of class or race just want to enjoy the same liberties that you do, is THAT too much to ask?

  46. “Which still could be what the Trumps want, since more protests will result in more criticism of those protesting, which will both rally the base and potentially distract everyone from issues that father and son would prefer the rest of us not be paying much attention to.”

    -You mean like blaming a coordinated terror attack 6 weeks before the ’12 election on an anti Islamic video?
    Stuff like that?

  47. Hmmmm, very strange series of “posters”…………
    – – – – – –
    Yeah, clearly the only logical conclusion to everyone not agreeing with you is that it’s a fake elaborate conspiracy to make you look bad. Just like your President, “if you don’t praise me you’re fired! Everyone who criticizes me is lying! Fake! Wahhh everybody cries about everything but me!”

    Get over yourself

  48. and how about Jared Kushner with that private email server for official White House business? Lock him up! Lock him up! Right Don?

    Oh i forgot, that only applies when it’s someone you don’t like. Now it’s probably no big deal.

  49. Should I Be Offended by Redskins? says:
    September 24, 2017 at 10:50 pm
    Greatest Presidents Ever:
    1). Ronald Reagan
    2). Donald Trump
    3). William Howard Taft
    4). Abraham Lincoln
    5). Zachary Taylor
    6). Dwight Eisenhower

    In that order.
    ————-
    This explains everything. 9 months in office and second greatest president ever?. Smh

  50. Greatest Presidents Ever:
    1). Ronald Reagan
    2). Donald Trump
    3). William Howard Taft
    4). Abraham Lincoln
    5). Zachary Taylor
    6). Dwight Eisenhower

    In that order.
    —————————————————————–
    That’s cool that the mental institution you’re in has wi-fi.

  51. helicopterpilot13 says:
    September 24, 2017 at 10:49 pm

    Hmmmm, very strange series of “posters”. This websites usually posters are by the vast majority Trump and conservative supporters.
    ————————————————————————————————————————
    I hate to break it to you, but I speak only for myself when I say that Trump is the most poorly prepared, ill-informed, polarizing, neo-Nazi, science denying President in the history of our country and we’ll all be fortunate if we survive his term.

  52. It is going to be fun watching the ratings for the NFL games tank and the sponsors pull out. You got what you wanted lefties. The NFL is going to die.

    Trump should revoke the NFL anti-trust exemption. I think an 18-22 developmental league that pays it’s players $30-$100k a year cash would be particularly successful when they bleed the disgusting NCAA of all the top talent.

  53. Greatest Presidents Ever For Recovering From a Recession by the incompetent president that preceded them:
    1). Bill Clinton
    2). Barack Obama
    3). Franklin Roosevelt

  54. Woman grabber? I think you need to rewatch that video, but with an objective eye and ear. Mr Trump was not bragging about things he has done. He was giving an example of the power of fame. It was simply an example. Please, don’t believe what is in the media..evaluate for yourself.

    Now I may not have seen every video regarding this situation, but what I have seen caused me to say “hmmmm, that is not what the media was portraying.” Adds to my impression of the dishonesty of the media, the talking heads, and all those sheep who blindly accept what they are told by he media and celebrities. There was no “there” there. But like I said, I may not have seen everything. Be skeptical and evaluate for yourself!

  55. OMG, I actually agree with logicalvoice… Doesn’t Bum Jr. have some endangered species to go shoot?

  56. What the NFL needs to worry about is how painfully bad the game has become. Anybody with any sense knows that CTE is not a legitimate concern. There have been tens of thousands of men who have played in the NFL. How many have been diagnosed with CTE? Twenty? Thirty? The owners are paralyzed with fear about lawsuits, not about head injuries. Because of their fear of losing money they have changed the rules of the game and made it an unwatchable mess. The CTE theory is nonsense; it doesn’t exist. Just like this “social justice” propaganda. These bozos don’t even know what they’re kneeling for.

  57. What makes me scared is that so many people blindly follow what Donnie says but are ok with him acting like a child on Twitter. We have a 70 year old grown baby in office. And this is not even an issue with a Republican being president. If Kasich, Rubio, or even crazy Cruz got in, at least they would act like professionals. This is an issue of someone that is mentally ill running the country but people seem fine with it. Some people are never going to learn from it sadly.

  58. With no comment as to whether I feel that taking a knee is appropriate or inappropriate, my question is what is the resolution to the protests? I have always been told that you should not protest against a problem unless you have a solution to the problem. The problem, as I understand it, is that many people in the Black community feel that police officers intentionally brutilize, kill, oppress, and mistreat people of color. When cases of this type are investigated and the accused are acquitted of the charges, many are angered more. My question is, what is the solution to the problem? Should we ignore the results of the investigations? I am aware that most of law enforcement agencies already have what is referred to as “Sensitivity Training” to help train officers about cultural differences. Also, most agencies have psychological testing, to help weed out individuals whose personalities would indicate a tendency to act inappropriately while candidates are in the hiring process.

    Therefore, what is seen as the solution to the protests? What is wanted? Without a response, it would seem that the protesters are only out to make noise and get attention. What is the solution?

  59. I wonder which team will be the first to take the logical step in not having the National Anthem played before a game.

    I have never been a fan of mixing politics and sport, but it always seems that there are those who can’t help themselves.

    You would think that the Trump Administration has enough going on at the moment, and yet here they are again promoting division throughout the country.

  60. If I said or did ANYTHING at the company I work for that pissed off half of our customers… I GUARANTY you I would be FIRED immediately!!!

    Every player in the NFL has a stipulation in their contract that if they do anything really stupid that injures the teams/leagues reputation or respect they can be fired.

    Colin Kaepernick started this disrespectful use of the NFL platform and disrespect of our national anthem on national television and Mr Goodell, the owners representative, said nothing. The owners said nothing. So… now it’s up to We the Deplorables!

    We the Deplorables really ought to work together to squeeze the owners to do the right thing… guard the honor and respect of our national anthem by boycotting their cash flow! Force them to see it our way. I’m cutting off my Direct TV NFL football contract for this season, today.

  61. Funny how the left and these hypocrite players refuse to recognize much less speak about the insane amount of black crime in this country while pointing the finger at everyone else. You never ever hear them speak about that fact, just dodge it…deny it…ignore it…distort facts, etc. Total joke.

    Less than 10% of the US population make up for over half the murders and violent crimes in this country. Nah, lets not talk about that though. Lets not address facts and reality and take even a shred of accountability and reason. You spit on the flag, kneel for the anthem, take any opportunity you can to tell the country how much you hate it. And anyone who doesn’t agree with you and the total falsehood of systematic racism and oppression of minorities is a knuckle dragging racist. Pathetic and laughable. The NFL will lose fans and money, fast. Last year was only the beginning if the players keep this up, see how fast things change when the wallets get lighter. We’ll all find out pretty quick just how genuine this ’cause’ really is

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