Doug Baldwin calls President Trump “an idiot”

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Doug Baldwin said Wednesday he was “not surprised” by the NFL’s new national anthem policy. A day later, the Seahawks receiver expressed even less surprise at President Trump’s suggestion that those who refuse to stand for the national anthem maybe “shouldn’t be in the country.”

“He’s an idiot, plain and simple,” Baldwin said, via video from Gregg Bell of The News Tribune. “I mean, listen, I respect the man because he’s a human being first and foremost, but he’s just being more divisive, which is not surprising. It is what it is. But for him to say that anybody who doesn’t follow his viewpoints or his constituents’ viewpoints should be kicked out of the country, it’s not very empathetic. It’s not very American-like, actually. It’s not very patriotic. It’s not what this country was founded upon. It’s kind of ironic of me that the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on.”

Baldwin has become one of the NFL’s most outspoken players on the league’s national anthem decision. A host of other players have joined him in opposing the new policy.

Eagles defensive end Chris Long said he believes the NFL acted out of “fear of a president turning his base against a corporation” as well as “fear of a diminished bottom line.”

President Trump supports the policy, of course, but he doesn’t like the addendum that allows players to remain in the locker room during the national anthem this season.

“I don’t think people should be staying in the locker rooms,” the President said on FOX News Channel on Thursday. “You have to stand proudly for the national anthem, or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem.”

The President’s comments have turned the issue into an even bigger controversy as Baldwin and Brandon Marshall’s responses showed Thursday.

204 responses to “Doug Baldwin calls President Trump “an idiot”

  1. “It’s kind of ironic of me that the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on.”

    Wow. Debacled.

  2. Communist Trump is trying to turn this Presidency into a dictatorship. Soon he will only allow media that agrees with his viewpoint to cover him.

  3. The same fans who find kneeling during the anthem disrespectful are the same ones who are drunk with Cheeto crumbs on their shirts while it is playing.

    Hypocrites.

  4. Never thought much of Doug ,,,yet each year he puts up the Numbers ,,, now THIS,,YOU GOTTA LOVE THIS GUY,,,,I DO,,,

  5. Again, do we have to report and list everyone opposed to the new policy and negative comments against the President of these United States. Hoping to see more focus on the Pro Football NFL Game here.

  6. He did not say President Trump is an idiot. He said Comrade Trump is an idiot.

  7. “I mean, listen, I respect the man because he’s a human being first and foremost…”

    There appears to be a lot of circumstantial evidence to the contrary…

  8. Good for Doug.

    While the Resident wishes this was Russia Jr., and he could kick people out of the country who don’t agree with him, he seems to forget that flag represents the freedom to speak truth to power. It’s what makes America different from other countries.

    People have sacrificed their lives so that we wouldn’t have to live under authoritarian rule. Trump wants to gin up his base, and the NFL owners will sacrifice any American ideals if it puts more dollars in the till. A match made in heaven.

  9. Progressives always hate it when people disagree. If they ruin your day with demonstrations or even riots, it’s for justice or whatever. But if you react, you’re the divisive one somehow. They are just boring at this point.

  10. I’m just curious to know if you’re going to do a story on everyone disagrees with the President and most Americans. Because you guys tears taste so good! #winning

  11. The NFL hired an advisor that told them…”Say it was because of Trump and you’ll all be off the hook,” I could have told them the same thing for $100 bucks. There are millions of people that want to blame POTUS for any and everything.The real reason the NFL adopted this was lost money. End of story.

  12. Go to any game this year ladies and gentleman. ANY game. Any city.
    Go into the hallways and corridors during the anthem. People laughing, taking selfies, yelling, buying food, buying beer. Oh and NOT ONE PERSON IS GOING TO TAKE THEIR HAT OFF.

    This issue wasn’t/isn’t/and will never be about respect for the anthem.

  13. Trump is making every effort possible to turn the US into a fascist country. Massive attacks on the free press, independent judiciary and other aspects of the Constitution. Congratulating totalitarian dictators with awful human rights records for remaining in power and suggesting America should have a president for life ie Trump. Belief that anyone who disagrees with him should leave the country. Massive pollution for profit scheme that benefits only the 1% and will cause massive health problems to millions of Americans. Has told over 4000 documented lies and massive distortions since he was elected.

    Years from now when the real damage Trump and his cronies are causing is obvious to all the treason he commits on a daily basis will see him remembered as the most vile political figure in the history of the country.

  14. And President Trump calls Doug Baldwin “an idiot”… See how that works? No one cares.

  15. Look it doesn’t matter what you think about the protest/disrespect or whatever you want to call it. The whole idea of if you don’t like how I think you should leave the country is bankrupt. I don’t like that you have a big ass gun but guess what this is America and you have the right to have that big ass gun and anyone who tells you otherwise can go take a hike. People should be pissed about this because it isn’t about agreeing or disagreeing. Today it is these cats freedom to protest, tomorrow it will be your gun.

  16. His whole life trump has gotten results. And that’s what he’s doing now. And you know what? The people who voted for him are getting what they voted for. And they are happy. That’s democracy in action folks.

  17. He’s right about the POTUS being an idiot, but wrong about him being a human being.

  18. terripet says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    Baldwin your an average wr at best What would you do without football. Wash cars
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    Um… He went to Stanford. Pretty sure his options are more open to than just washing cars if the football thing didn’t work out.

  19. This President does know that before September 11th all NFL players stayed in the locker room for the anthem, right? It wasn’t until the government started funding the NFL for displays of patriotism before the game that the players came out for the anthem.

    Of course he remembers that, he has “a very good brain.”

    It’s so sad how people allow politicians to divide us like this. Especially over BS we shouldn’t even be fighting over.

  20. The rednecks are attacking Baldwin, not knowing that he is a Stanford grad with a college degree. They assume that all black football players have no employable skills outside of football. LOL

  21. When will people realize that politics and religion should never enter the workplace or sports internet sites. Save it for your living room or backyard BBQ. Everybody has a different opinion on the matter and finding common ground is damn near impossible

  22. Terripet thinks that Trump, who has been in office for little over a year, deserves credit for the current economic expansion. (Which, at all events, really isn’t that great.)

    The schools in Indiana really must be first rate.

  23. Let me stomp my feet and cry cause I don’t agree. The same guy you say is idiot has your demographics unemployment rate at an all time low. Tired of hearing all the time if something doesn’t go the way the left wants it throws out racist. The country is more successful right now then in any of the eight years under Obama. Dems just wanna disagree with anything Trump says. When are the Dem voters gonna realize that the people you vote for could care less about you. Just look at the highest crime rates cities. Guarantee you it’s run by a Democrat

  24. Greatest President of all time. Baldwin is more a fan of Presidents that disrespect the country and it’s great history.

  25. kevo126 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm
    “Doug Baldwin refuses Trump’s tax cuts”

    A headline you will not read.
    – – – – – – – – – —
    Here I will correct for you…the “temporary” middle class tax cut which added an immediate 1.5 trillion dollar to our defict, will increase in 2024…..The only problem is Trump thought he was leaving the yax increase when he was leaving….he should have made it 2020

  26. terripet says:

    May 24, 2018 at 5:41 pm

    Baldwin unemployment is at aball time low for black people. Your a idiot stop talking you don’t have a clue
    _______________________________

    Lack of proper writing skills aside, this is total straw man argument. You are claiming that Baldwin is speaking out against something that is completely in no way related to the point he is actually making. If you don’t know what his point is then you are not in a position to refute it.

  27. Doug Baldwin — not the first nor will he be the last. He’s another brick in the wall.

  28. terripet says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:41 pm
    Baldwin unemployment is at aball time low for black people. Your a idiot stop talking you don’t have a clue
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    Trump has nothing to do with the employment rate of black people…or white people for that matter…I don’t think many Trump supporters have a clue what exactly Trump has done to improve the country since he took office…and probably don’t realize that he talks a lot but accomplishes very little…

  29. Republicans and Democrats are two wings of the same bird.
    Trump is a war criminal just like Obama, just like Bush, just like Clinton, and just like the next corporate war monger the electoral college elects.

  30. Liberals and Conservatives have so much more in common than the stereotypical rhetoric leads people to believe.

    Maybe if we knock it off with this divisive, tribal nonsense we can actually resolve the issues that threaten the future of this country for all of us. Seems like a better idea than continuing to scream at each other through the desolate wasteland that is our current political culture.

  31. Paul Byvtary says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:40 pm
    Doug Baldwin is like all liberals, an absolute idiot.
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    Don’t forget, they al should be in jail.

  32. radrntn says:
    May 24, 2018 at 6:17 pm
    kevo126 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm
    “Doug Baldwin refuses Trump’s tax cuts”

    A headline you will not read.
    – – – – – – – – – —
    Here I will correct for you…the “temporary” middle class tax cut which added an immediate 1.5 trillion dollar to our defict, will increase in 2024…..The only problem is Trump thought he was leaving the yax increase when he was leaving….he should have made it 2020

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    I trust if you are in a position to benefit from the temporary tax cut that you wrote a check for the amount of your tax reduction, made it payable to the U.S. Government to pay down the deficit.

  33. “It’s kind of ironic of me that the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on.”

    Another player speaks and removes all doubt.

  34. Trump isn’t saying people who exercise freedom of speech should leave. He’s saying people who want to shove their political agenda down your throat on your dime when you have paid to see a football game should leave.

  35. President Trump trolled you Doug and all the other kneelers like you. You took the bait and opened your mouth only to confirm that you are a fool.

    I guess you don’t remember the previous president and how he trolled his “enemies” nearly daily.

  36. Doug Baldwin is an idiot….period
    Anything that comes out of his mouth about anything is garbage

  37. As an NFL owner , you do what I want to get payed. Protest on your own time not mine. You would be able to stay in locker room during the National Anthem or stand and show respect. Those are your options. End of story.

  38. voiceofrealism says:
    May 24, 2018 at 6:33 pm
    “It’s kind of ironic of me that the President of the United States is contradicting what our country is really built on.”

    Another player speaks and removes all doubt.
    – – –

    Exactly! There is no doubt now that Doug Baldwin is a deep-thinker and has a good understanding of America’s history.

    Way to go, Doug! voiceofrealism and myself both appreciate what you are doing for the country!

  39. Baldwin is lower than an idiot if he actually thinks he has a right, while on the clock during attendance at a game field while under contract by his employer, to free speech. This clown is an icon of the blivetheads who also think we are a democracy (let him taste Democracy when the white majority could dictate to the minorities their place in life!).

    I suggest this jerk get educated.

  40. variant703 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 6:01 pm
    terripet says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    Baldwin your an average wr at best What would you do without football. Wash cars
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    Um… He went to Stanford. Pretty sure his options are more open to than just washing cars if the football thing didn’t work out.

    HE WENT TO STANFORD ? and spent all that money to play football. WOW he must have sucked at his major then that he reiyled on football to make him money ,in the case of a major injury ,that COULD POSSIBLY stop him from persuing his major after football “just look at RYAN SHAZIER “.
    IT COULD HAPPEN , and the you’d be f–k,scr–d . bascialy a homeless bum

  41. Niners fan , but much respect to Doug. Tell it like it is !

    All these cholesterol filled pretender patriots on this board like a “straight shooter” ONLY if they like what they’ere here.

  42. The President of the United States is a waterhead whose entire career has been based on lying to people for personal gain. And people freaking voted for this guy…

    One born every minute.

  43. Not a big Baldwin fan, but in this case he is right on about Trump. His supporters just refuse to open their eyes and see what is in front of them. He will destroy this country if he’s not removed from office first.

  44. RogerThat! says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm

    The real reason the NFL adopted this was lost money. End of story.


    This is patently false.

    Since Trump called out the “kneelers” last season, the NFL sold the rights to Thursday Night Football to Fox for $660 million per season – an additional $160 million per over the CBS contract. Verizon signed a 5 year $2.5 Billion dollar deal for the rights to local games to Verizon customers and Amazon ponied up another $130 million per year for the rights to stream TNF.

    The NFL is earning more money than ever. They’re not losing a dime.

  45. Tax cut whiners – everyone should pay taxes – even the poor – they would be at a 1% bracket taxing every benefit they receive as actual income – since everyone is equal, the poor have no excuse not to support the Constitutional provisions of the government.

    Now if you are whining about deficits – then let’s start knocking out all parts of the government that are not delineated in the Constitution – get rid of the EPA, Education Department, and make people work for welfare checks.

    And then end Social Security and you can pay for your own retirement instead of having it excessively paid back and you did nothing for it.

    I’d welcome a discussion on taxation and deficits.

    And just remember, your leftist President doubled the national debt in eight years in office. I’d like you to reconcile your sudden interest in deficits now, hypocrites.

    I’m all for slashing our baseline to 2008 levels and then to merely add inflation cost increases – we could cover the tax cut by double just going back to a non-crisis baseline in the budget (Obama inflated 2009 baseline by $1 trillion including his porkulous $800 billion union worker protection act and then padded more; we’ve never reduced back from this.

  46. NFL players should start incorporating various forms of protst in their END ZONE CELEBRATIONS.

    I would love to see the NFL try to change the “celebration rule” during the season when they don’t like players protesting after touchdowns. And we all know, the touchdowns make the highlight shows, not the anthem. Imagine one player pretending to be cuffed with hands behind his back and another player pretending to be a cop and “beating” him while another holds up a black fist!

    It’s a slippery slope, NFL. If they take away this way of protesting, there are many more ways to get the message across DURING THE GAMES.

    Careful what you wish for, Roger!

  47. moerawn says:
    May 24, 2018 at 7:04 pm
    Stick to football, libtard.

    ___________________________

    Its funny how people who like trump label anyone who doesn’t like Trump a liberal, or as moerawn calls them libtards. Obviously not everyone is a liberal or conservative. Most people fall in the middle. Yet Trump followers continue with the divisive rhetoric. Stick to fox news and nascar bud.

  48. Don’t know about anyone else but I view sports as entertainment; an escape from my daily duties as a father, husband, employee, etc. I enjoy reading about the moves my favorite teams are making to get better, watching their seasons unfold, and then repeating the cycle the following season. Anything outside of how my teams are doing on the field or ice is just white noise. When at a sporting event, I personally take pride in standing and covering my heart while the anthem plays. What others prefer to do is inconsequential.

  49. We really haven’t had a very good President since Regan, but Trump is an idiot without a doubt. This country should have requirements in order to be in the highest position in the country.

  50. Good job Mikey.
    In 1 day you turned your website in to an arguing toilet.
    How are the teams OTAs going?
    Won’t find out here….

  51. Sports used to be a nice respite from the various crisis floating around.
    Now the scummy P.C. bleeding heart, leftist fools are destroying them as well.
    In my generation, you went to sporting events, played golf, fished, hunted to get away from woman.
    Now, they are right there next to you, feminizing a variety of actions.
    House husbands, girly boys being emasculated, being taught all kinds of crap
    Pathetic.
    Sports as we knew them in the golden age, are changing.

  52. This baldwin guy is nothing more than another hate filled democrat who will say anything about anybody who doesn’t use the federal government to give him something for nothing. Baldwin isn’t fit to hold Donald Trump’s jock. People like Baldwin are exactly why we should never again elect someone like obama as President of the United States. Look how these people have acted over the last ten years. Grow up baldwin.

  53. craniator says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:40 pm
    Right, because the guy who preceded Trump was such a genius.

    ——————-

    Maybe, maybe not – but he did win a Nobel Peace Prize like 15 minutes after taking office. That has to count for something, right?

  54. nhpats says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:58 pm
    Just more Liberal name calling….it is what they do when they can’t articulate a lucid argument
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    yea sure Mr. spin.
    at least we’re not grabbing our bump stocks.

  55. WOW
    there’s a few things i learned in my life,not to talk about without getting into ” or starting ” an argument

    1] RELIGION
    2] SOMEONES SEXUAL ORIENTIATION
    3] POLITICS

    and last but least
    4] a womens shoe size ” don’t ask me why on that one “

  56. Doug Baldwin is an idiot. The Seahawks can dump him next year for a net cap savings. Line-up today if you want him because we’re sick of his stupidity.

  57. All the ppl talking about oh he went to stanford, yeah on a football scholarship, not because of his GPA. Smdh, 2.87 GPA. I mean you ppl must really think thats genius level lol.

  58. How many years of service has Baldwin given the country that provides him and his ungrateful ilk a career that pays millions a year because he can run fast and catch a ball. You don’t insult the entire country because you want social change… This is becoming less about social change and more about entitled ungrateful athletes that don’t like putting anything ahead of themselves.

  59. I just don’t understand how these players spew out hate and expect to accomplish any of the things that they protest for. These black players need to make a stand against black crime, that’s what causing the problems. Instead they sit here and basically cry “somebody else fix this” (13% of population doing 50-60% of all violent crime and the stats i’ve seen say it’s only by 2-5% of blacks). I believe most of them are just trying to get attention to themselves and more hits on the internet. You don’t get respect by going out and disrespecting everybody else. Until they learn to work together with everyone else protests are a waste of time, and so is solving the problems.

  60. Wow. Anonymity and testosterone is a horrid combination. People who buy this anthem/patriotism narrative are sheep. Wake up and realize how you are being manipulated. smh

  61. You know, I have been on the fence since Trump got elected. He’s is so not presidential – but he is getting things done. I was really having a hard time deciding if he is good for this country or not. But then a wide receiver in the NFL spoke out and made everything so clear.

    Thank you Doug Baldwin. From now on on my political opinions will come from athletes and actors – because they just understand things on a level that is beyond the rest of us.

  62. seahawkboymike says:
    May 24, 2018 at 8:26 pm
    Doug Baldwin is an idiot. The Seahawks can dump him next year for a net cap savings. Line-up today if you want him because we’re sick of his stupidity.

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

    “We” love Angry Doug Baldwin. UFA who has built himself into a solid #1 receiver.

    However, WE the people of Seattle have no use for you buddy. Please find another team to root for.

  63. Trump acting holier than thou is just so typical of an egomaniac. Trump wants those who have the first amendment rights because they are citizens to be kicked out of the country for exercising that right?

    Firstly, the National Anthem being sung with players on the field began in 2009 because the defense dept began paying the NFL to stage patriotic displays – true story. I doubt Trump knew this. Prior to that, players stayed in the locker rooms, and then came out to start the game afterwards. Forced patriotism? Sounds un-American to me, but it is what it is.

    This topic has been politicized ad nauseum dice Trump became president, and now Trump wants the first amendment right of freedom of speech/expression to be denied by suggestingcthose people leave the country who refuse to stand for the National Anthem?

    Check yourself, Trump. This isn’t Russia, nor are you Putin. I tell you what – you agree that you are a lying, draft-dodging scumbag who pays off prostitutes through lawyers to hide it, and l will agree that YOU need to leave the country for being a piss-poor citizen.

    And since you are such a Putin fan, is that scenario Putin-esque enough for you, Trump?

  64. Trump is a pimp. They believe anything he says. I marched with MLK and he was also told he was not protesting “the right way”. I love this country and fought in Vietnam. At least I went. Cadet Bone Spurs was a coward.

  65. nhpats says:
    May 24, 2018 at 8:48 pm
    The Progressives are going to go crazy dealing with 6 1/2 more years of Trump!

    …..Doubtful ONE N DONE SON

  66. Kneeling during the anthem is more patriotic than say deferring the draft 5 times…. How’d those bones Spurs heal up mr president?

  67. Trump’s problem here is that he’s trying to dictate things as if he was head honcho in a monarchy, not a democracy. Doug’s right.

  68. The vast majority of NFL players support the new anthem policy. It is a shame that the media does not cover their opinions or voices. They cover the few idiots that are disrespectful. There were vast majority of NFL players both black and white who stood and honored the flag. With many of them placing their hands over their hearts. The media never mentions the thousands and thousands of fans and ticket holders that wrote to their respective teams, supporting standing for the anthem. Fans were tired of all that crap and believe me, the fan’s voices were heard. Where has it gotten Colin Kaepernick? Is it hurting the chances of Eric Reid? You bet it has because the owners set the rules and they listen to the fan base who buys their tickets and support their teams. If you want to play, you have follow the owners agenda or hi5 the road jack. This is all coming from an NFL lowers level executive.

  69. JohnDavidBootyMVP says:
    May 24, 2018 at 6:25 pm
    Republicans and Democrats are two wings of the same bird.
    Trump is a war criminal just like Obama, just like Bush, just like Clinton, and just like the next corporate war monger the electoral college elects.

    *********************************************************************************
    You are correct and that bird is the one who runs MSM, Hollywood, World Banks and is the one behind all the middle east wars.

  70. Personally, as a lifelong democrat, I think the people who knew what the ramifications of repealing Glass-Steagall, passing NAFTA, bailing out Wall Street, were and decided it was good to do that anyways along with drone bomb American children, fund/arm/train terrorists and start illegal wars in Syria, Yemen, Libya, etc were the idiots.

    Especially since many of these devastated Democratic voters by the tens of millions and what is supposed to be their constituency (low and middle class) the most.

    Sadly, it was Democrats who signed into law/did all the above. Also the other side. The mainstream media backed them up the whole way about how great all this was.

    Funny these are the people that said Trump was evil.

    Personally I think the people who did this are evil. If Trump wants to do what they do, we can add him to list, but so far he hasn’t, thus only idiots go after the guy who didn’t do any of this on behalf of all the evil ones that did.

    Perspective, many don’t have it.

  71. Begs the question then, what would media say if there were protests due to violent crime percentages by African Americans vs all other races? Would that be bothersome?

  72. I think when you get a 15 yard penalty after scoring a TD in a Super Bowl for mimicking taking a dump is the classic definition of being an idiot. Doug, you might know something about that, right?

  73. nhpats says:
    May 24, 2018 at 8:48 pm
    The Progressives are going to go crazy dealing with 6 1/2 more years of Trump!

    8 15 Rate This

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    sounds great, hitler

  74. I completely agree with President Trump. Morons like Baldwin just don’t get it. Evidently, all of those empty seats in football stadiums last year did not impress him at all. It is very interesting to watch stupid players kill their goose which produces eggs of gold.

  75. I love the fact that Trump was elected as our President as a backlash to President O’Bama and all the other liberals who have seen fit to bring this country to its knees and make it a second rate nation.
    I look at all the failed policies of liberals in the White House and Congress in my lifetime (65 years) as testimony to what their ideology has done to this country.
    Baldwin is black, and most blacks did not vote for Trump. They came out in record numbers for O’Bama in two elections though, and many of them didn’t hide the fact that they voted for him largely because he was black (or partly black, to be accurate). That, in and of itself, is a racist viewpoint which no one will admit. But it’s the truth.
    In my 65 years, I have lived many places, including Washington D.C., Maryland, Virginia, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and New York. I have seen and heard blacks protesting one thing or another all my life. Many of those issues they were protesting were 100% justifiable and there is no question that they were treated unfairly in one way or another. So I was on their side with many of the issues they were protesting.
    But all that said, there is one truth that they never acknowledge, and that truth is they have also been their own worst enemies in many ways. Look at the numbers of black children who grow up without a father in the household. And the hand out system that the party they most often support — the Democrats — created, has served only to keep them impoverished. We have seen program after program designed to lift their standard of living up. But has any of it worked? And why is that? Be honest — if you hand a kid everything, for example, you create someone conditioned to “take” and never “give”. That’s what the social programs succeeded at doing more than anything else.
    In regard to this kneel down protest, two things are wrong about it, to me. First, it paints all cops with a broad brush and sends that wrong message to minority and white children too, and that is very dangerous. And second, kneeling down at an NFL football game while the National Anthem is being played is a political statement and there is no place for that on the field prior to kickoff. It is dead wrong to do that and all the excuse makers are 100% wrong about that. Just as it is not tolerated in any other place of employment, it should not be tolerated by the NFL.
    My ancestors came here from Germany by way of England, out of religious persecution. They came here legally and worked long hours, often under terrible working conditions, but they remained determined to make a better place for their families. They never asked anyone for anything and they suffered many hardships for many decades. I had a great grandmother who was a full blooded Erie Indian and she was sold as a little girl to a family under a contract whereby she would serve as a maid and servant for them until she reached the age of 21. They called it “indentured servant”, which was a fancy term for slave.
    Baldwin can call Trump names all he wants, but the fact is, millions of Americans put him in office because like me, they were sick and tired of what the liberals have done to this country. And I can’t help but wonder what Baldwin would have been doing had he not been good at football. Who knows? Maybe he’d have been busing tables at one of that “idiot” Trump’s restaurants.

  76. Yikes, some of you folks need to turn of The CNN’s of the world. You’re missing out on some amazing progress for our country and our people. Don’t worry, one day you’ll have a socialist president again who cares more about other country’s people then his own.

  77. gysot says:
    May 24, 2018 at 6:02 pm
    Who really cares what a marginal player like d Baldwin thinks.

    154 75 Rate This

    and yet here you are commenting, thinking that someone cares about your opinion.

  78. seadan1973 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 8:47 pm

    How many years of service has Baldwin given the country that provides him and his ungrateful ilk a career that pays millions a year because he can run fast and catch a ball. You don’t insult the entire country because you want social change… This is becoming less about social change and more about entitled ungrateful athletes that don’t like putting anything ahead of themselves.

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    The only thing you could possibly say he insulted was Donald Trump. Certainly not “the entire country.” If anything, Donald Trump is insulting America with his oppressive views.

    Baldwin is exactly right here. The President of the United States is suggesting people that disagree with him should leave the country. That’s outrageous. It’s about as un-American as you can get.

  79. I’m a Seahawk fan and a Trump fan. I wish the NFL would get away from politics. This Predident is actually open to working with players about helping with the issues they are presenting. But, it’s not allowed within their peers to work with this president.

  80. He says Trump is dividing the country.. what Baldwin doesn’t seem to get is that these IDIOTS that are raising fists, or kneeling during the anthem is dividing the country.President Trump did not just say people SHOULD leave, he said MAYBE they should. Lastly, so now it’s not ok for anyone to speak what they feel? Isn’t that his first amendment right? Shut up and catch the football.

  81. Doesn’t matter who is president. A high percentage of people will not like him because of the party he belongs to.

    Additionally, a high percentage of people will vote for a person because of that letter next to their name. D or R. Doesn’t matter what their talking points are.

    A shame, really.

  82. I just don’t understand how these players spew out hate and expect to accomplish any of the things that they protest for. These black players need to make a stand against black crime, that’s what causing the problems. Instead they sit here and basically cry “somebody else fix this” (13% of population doing 50-60% of all violent crime and the stats i’ve seen say it’s only by 2-5% of blacks). I believe most of them are just trying to get attention to themselves and more hits on the internet. You don’t get respect by going out and disrespecting everybody else. Until they learn to work together with everyone else protests are a waste of time, and so is solving the problems.

    Wow you think of that on your own? First of all, most of the the crimes are committed out of poverty for resources-money,food, resources. If we can get a genius president to do that there’d be a lot less crime. Not just this president, every president since Clinton hasn’t been able to finish anything they really talk about to do anything foreign or domestic.

  83. The U.S. flag code lists the rules for respecting the American flag, and kneeling or standing during the national anthem isn’t mentioned.

    But there are several other ways you might be disrespecting the flag daily without knowing it. Such as-
    The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. Like before a football game.

  84. Trump really is making America great again. People will hate because they can’t stand how successful he is, and how intelligent he is. They want any reason to cry because they know that he’s already been the best president we’ve seen in decades.

  85. “DB this guy is worst then an idiot, Iam ashamed to live in a country where people voted for the perv!!!”

    Quite possibly the most illiterate PFT comment ever

  86. Sure! Doug Baldwin, that erudite doctor of political science, professor of history, and all around expert in international affairs and diplomacy — yes, he knows better.

  87. Me me me look at me, I’m a social justice warrior! WE have kids dying in schools cuz they getting shot! Children that don’t have both parents to raise them to do the right thing, make the good choices. And ya’all worried about some athletes kneeling, both sides need to get over it.

    If they want to kneel let them kneel. When the endorsements stop, they will have no one to blame. I could care less what they do, I will watch regardless.

    The USA has more concerns than athletes kneeling. I dont think it’s right (cue the you’re a racist) but you are free to express yourself.

    Our society needs to work on more important issues like domestic violence, at risk kids, opioid addiction.

  88. So this NFL player says, “But for him to say that anybody who doesn’t follow his viewpoints or his constituents’ viewpoints should be kicked out of the country”. This is a severely flawed opening to his commentary for 2 reasons. First, it is not Trumps viewpoints or his constituent’s viewpoints, it is our fore father’s view points. It is the principles that our nation was founded upon. He can have his view points, as can everyone else. Freedom of speech also means others have freedom to speak out against what you say. Get over yourself.

    Second, this NFL player is being hypocritical and does not even know it. So the left preaches tolerance…..vehemently……all the way up to the point that someone does not agree with their largely irrational reasoning…..then all bets are off and your a racist, or bigot, or sexist…etc.

    Just do your job, and control what you can control. Leave the politics to the adults. BTW, I don’t necessarily like this President either, I didn’t vote for him, but he is doing a lot of good things if you pay attention.

  89. terripet says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    Baldwin your an average wr at best What would you do without football. Wash cars
    ———–
    Um… He went to Stanford. Pretty sure his options are more open to than just washing cars if the football thing didn’t work out.
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    The fact that this comments has more thumbs down than thumbs up is so telling of our civilization..people have no common sense…

  90. Another spoiled brat. Who would not want to make millions doing a job that we have adored since a child.

  91. It’s hilarious that Drumphers like nhpats whine about liberals and name calling, yet they support a president elected on beauties like:
    Lying Ted
    Little Marco
    Crooked Hillary
    and THEN he called NFL players SOBs.

    The hypocrisy of Drumphers knows no bounds.

    Baldwin is spot on.

  92. Rex Tillerson called Trump a moron,and John Kelly called him an idiot. They worked right alongside him daily,and because they know him better than all of us do, I’ll go along with their assessment of him!!
    Not to mention Trump was a draft dodger, who got four deferments, so he wouldn’t have to serve in the military!!

  93. Harsing2 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 6:13 pm

    Let me stomp my feet and cry cause I don’t agree. The same guy you say is idiot has your demographics unemployment rate at an all time low.

    ————-

    This is also the same guy who claimed incessantly on the campaign trail that the unemployment rate, which fell steadily for more than six straight years while Obama was in the White House, was “totally fiction.” But now when it serves his ego, it’s a real metric. Trump is more than just an idiot. He’s an inveterate liar, a grifter, a philanderer, a lifelong tax cheat, and a corrupt shell of a human being with no moral center. And he’s toast in 2020, if he doesn’t keel over in office before then.

    Now let’s play some football!

  94. The day Doug Baldwin actually becomes more than just a mediocre receiver on a team with very little WR talent and which relies on Wilson to get 1st downs then that might be the day where people actually think his opinion is worth anything more than crap

  95. For those bashing Doug on his playing abilities, you need to go re-watch some games or actually turn on a Seahawks game once in awhile. For those of you who are bashing his views, unlike most Americans he takes the time to view the issue from the opposing perspective and educates himself on both sides before he takes a stand. The man has donated and fundraised more money for a police training program in the state of Washington than any other person/community/organization there is.

    As for people stating “Well you voted for Trump this is what you get”, etc. Need I remind you of the opposing candidate. I don’t people necessarily voted because they were Pro-Trump, they were just more ANTI-Hilary. We all have to live with it. Stop looking at headlines, and look at trendlines.

  96. Ultraviolet Thunder says:
    May 24, 2018 at 7:01 pm
    Baldwin is lower than an idiot if he actually thinks he has a right, while on the clock during attendance at a game field while under contract by his employer, to free speech. This clown is an icon of the blivetheads who also think we are a democracy (let him taste Democracy when the white majority could dictate to the minorities their place in life!).

    I suggest this jerk get educated.
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    I suggest you get educated. These players are not introducing politics into the anthem. The anthem itself is political and the NFL is forcing players to be part of a political statement while at work – one they may not agree with. Kneeling is not an action, it is a reaction that they are well within their rights to take.

  97. Thank you Doug. This clown of a president is an embarrassment to us all, yet his blinding ignorance does not dissuade you from giving us the facts. Kudos.

  98. The POTUS didn’t say anybody SHOULD leave the U.S. , he said “maybe they should”. I find it weird hoe this offends the very same people who demonstrate during our National Anthem. The very same people that say it is their right under the first amendment. Yet POTUS is defending the meaning and purpose of the anthem, yet NOT allowed to use his 1st amendment right to do so..

  99. #45 always talking about being a patriot, but when his time came to put up or shut up, he said, Oh wait I have bone spurs…he shouldn’t be in this country…

  100. The President of the United States is a waterhead whose entire career has been based on lying to people for personal gain. And people freaking voted for this guy…

    One born every minute.
    ——————————–
    Almost perfectly defined, only people keep forgetting she didn’t win the presidency.

  101. terripet says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    Baldwin your an average wr at best What would you do without football. Wash cars

    ——————–

    Doug has a degree from Stanford. Without football he’d probably be owing caw washes.

  102. BWS 1066 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 8:50 pm

    I just don’t understand how these players spew out hate and expect to accomplish any of the things that they protest for. These black players need to make a stand against black crime, that’s what causing the problems. Instead they sit here and basically cry “somebody else fix this” (13% of population doing 50-60% of all violent crime and the stats i’ve seen say it’s only by 2-5% of blacks). I believe most of them are just trying to get attention to themselves and more hits on the internet. You don’t get respect by going out and disrespecting everybody else. Until they learn to work together with everyone else protests are a waste of time, and so is solving the problems.

    ——————————-

    So “black crime” is causing police officers to shoot unarmed black guys (the reason for the protests)? Makes total sense.

  103. zeke2517 says:
    May 24, 2018 at 7:05 pm
    The President of the United States is a waterhead whose entire career has been based on lying to people for personal gain. And people freaking voted for this guy…

    ———-

    You just provided an apt description of Hillary and her followers

  104. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    May 24, 2018 at 7:42 pm
    We really haven’t had a very good President since Regan, but Trump is an idiot without a doubt. This country should have requirements in order to be in the highest position in the country.
    _________________
    Like not doubling the nations debt and selling weapons to terrorist?

  105. It is important that people must realize they cannot be tools for the communists. A healthy argument must tell ALL sides of an issue. That blacks commit 80% of violent crime vs all other races yet only make up 13% of the population is a huge outlier. The only improvement will come from within. That is always how it has been since the beginning of mankind. You cannot protest against the police (radicalized previous administration started it), and yet ignore the daily murders all over the US in big cities. It is hypocritical and any cause will fail if you are untrue.

  106. “The President’s comments have turned the issue into an even bigger controversy as Baldwin and Brandon Marshall’s responses showed Thursday.“

    Not true. Trump has no authority here. He is just one more mouth yapping his own personal thoughts. Its those that choose to jump to those thoughts that make this bigger. Trumps haters do have the option of ignoring his words, but they are so fixated on opposing them they instead feel like they have to argue back which then gives his words meaning. These players as well as many commenters I see here are letting Trump into your heads too much, you are letting him steal your power. Learn to just ignore his nonsense and you will be immune to his trolling. The way to oppose him is to rise above his ‘stuff’ and offer something better. Its not to let yourself get dragged down to his level to see if you can out wrestle him in the mud.

  107. Our fearless leader just mused that citizens who don’t participate in public displays of patriotism should be removed from the country… This is America now. I don’t get why South Korea isn’t more excited to meet with us, we have so much more in common now.

  108. kevo126 says:

    May 24, 2018 at 5:43 pm

    “Doug Baldwin refuses Trump’s tax cuts”

    A headline you will not read.

    ===================================

    Headlines like “companies using tax cuts more for stock buybacks than job creation” and “tax cuts inflating deficit even more than previously predicted” are more prevalent.

  109. Thank you Captain Obvious! No one with their hearing intact and a full load of brain cells thinks otherwise. If you vote this down, then you’re one of the idiots I’m talking about.

  110. This country was literally founded on protest. You don’t leave the USA if you don’t like something. You try to change it. That’s how things work here.
    Believe it or not, the people kneeling LOVE this country and want to see change made.

    If you are not a minority, you do not fully understand what they are protesting because you haven’t lived it yourself.

    And as for The president – he absolutely should not be talking about how poeple should leave if they kneel during the anthem. It’s ridiculous. But I’d expect nothing less from this clown in office. He is the most divisive president we have ever hadn’t in my lifetime (and no, Obama wasn’t decisive unless you have racist tendencies. Him being inclusive of other races and religions is in no way decisive (again unless you are racist, sexist etc)).

  111. mullman76 says:
    May 25, 2018 at 12:46 am
    It’s hilarious that Drumphers like nhpats whine about liberals and name calling, yet they support a president elected on beauties like:
    Lying Ted
    Little Marco
    Crooked Hillary
    and THEN he called NFL players SOBs.

    The hypocrisy of Drumphers knows no bounds.

    Baldwin is spot on.

    ———————
    The irony here. The commenter starts with some name calling, then goes on to fault the people he was name calling for supporting someone, and the basis for the criticism is that the guy they support stoops to name calling. Then he finishes by reiterating his own name calling. A good point to consider is dont criticize something if you are unable to rise above it yourself.

  112. joe400e says:
    May 24, 2018 at 11:24 pm
    The U.S. flag code lists the rules for respecting the American flag, and kneeling or standing during the national anthem isn’t mentioned.

    But there are several other ways you might be disrespecting the flag daily without knowing it. Such as-
    The flag should never be carried flat or horizontally, but always aloft and free. Like before a football game.
    —————————————————————————————

    Nor should it worn as a piece of clothing; like a tank top, while drinking Bud Light.

  113. Most of yall are funny, jumping on another bandwagon BUT let that clown do something that affects your community of people and you will be protesting just like others. Its never wrong when it doesn’t affect you or yours but as soon as it does you will be calling Trump a clown too.

  114. I’ve seen enough to notice that everyone’s an “idiot” when they don’t agree with Pajama Boy liberals.

  115. ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    May 24, 2018 at 7:42 pm
    We really haven’t had a very good President since Regan, but Trump is an idiot without a doubt. This country should have requirements in order to be in the highest position in the country.
    —————–
    Ronald Reagan, Schwartzenegger, Ventura = ACTORS. Its all fake!

  116. silvernblacksabbath says:
    May 25, 2018 at 10:03 am
    ARod(in his collarbone) says:
    May 24, 2018 at 7:42 pm
    We really haven’t had a very good President since Regan, but Trump is an idiot without a doubt. This country should have requirements in order to be in the highest position in the country.
    —————–
    Ronald Reagan, Schwartzenegger, Ventura = ACTORS. Its all fake!

    I don’t get the love for Reagan. He started the deregulation that has led to the wage and wealth gap in this country.

  117. terripet says:
    May 24, 2018 at 5:50 pm
    Baldwin your an average wr at best What would you do without football. Wash cars
    ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

    I think with a degree from Stanford he probably can do more than that.

  118. Shinnbone says:
    May 26, 2018 at 9:29 pm

    President Trump is awesome, the country loves this man only the wimp libs “resist” his greatness!
    ————————————————
    So you’re OK with all of Trump’s lying, screwups and antics on the job, and divisiveness. Are you on drugs or something? Stop watching Fox News and maybe you’ll become less of a contard.

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