The White House tag team officially has begun.
President Donald Trump, roughly an hour after Vice President Mike Pence tweeted that he left the 49ers-Colts game due to kneeling from players during the national anthem, claims that the Vice President left at the direction of his boss.
“I asked [Vice President] Pence to leave stadium if any players kneeled, disrespecting our country,” President Trump tweeted. “I am proud of him and [his wife] Karen.”
It shouldn’t have been a surprise to anyone that there was kneeling at the game, especially since the 49ers are one of the two teams playing at Lucas Oil Stadium. Roughly half the team took a knee last week; 23 of them did today. And if there was any doubt regarding whether any 49ers players would kneel in Indy, a phone call or two prior to the game would have resolved it.
So either the whole thing was planned or our ability to gather intelligence needs a lot of work.