Stephen Ross says he agrees with Trump on some issues, strongly disagrees on others

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Amid criticism from his own team, Dolphins owner Stephen Ross is trying to square his support for President Trump’s re-election with his stated belief in promoting racial equality and social justice in sports.

Dolphins receiver Kenny Stills today questioned why Ross would claim to support racial equality while simultaneously supporting Trump. After previously relaying his views on Trump only through an anonymous source, Ross released an on-the-record statement late this afternoon.

“I always have been an active participant in the democratic process. While some prefer to sit outside of the process and criticize, I prefer to engage directly and support the things I deeply care about,” Ross said in the statement.

“I have known Donald Trump for 40 years, and while we agree on some issues, we strongly disagree on many others and I have never been bashful about expressing my opinions.

“I started my business with nothing and a reason for my engagement with our leaders is my deep concern for creating jobs and growing our country’s economy.

“I have been, and will continue to be, an outspoken champion of racial equality, inclusion, diversity, public education and environmental sustainability, and I have and will continue to support leaders on both sides of the aisle to address these challenges.”

That statement is unlikely to satisfy Stills, who said of Ross’s Ross Initiative in Sports for Equality, “You can’t have a nonprofit with this mission statement then open your doors to Trump.”

16 responses to “Stephen Ross says he agrees with Trump on some issues, strongly disagrees on others

  1. Of course he agrees on some things. One of them most assuredly is the nice tax break he’s getting for being a billionaire!


  2. I’d say available and better opportunities in education and the job market are the most important steps towards racial equality. I prefer the “rising tides lifting all boats” approach as opposed to the flinging a limited number of life preservers into the ocean approach of the last few decades.

  3. Good for Mr. Ross for speaking from the heart the truth and solution! Stills has no clue on what goes on in the real world!!

  4. I just love all of the liberal hate that doesn’t exist but still seems to pop up all the time. The only opinion anyone can have is the one given to them!!!

  5. tfootball1234 says:
    August 7, 2019 at 8:07 pm
    doesn’t matter what his “views” are. rich guys only care about one thing, getting richer.
    I know. Not like those rich guys that want to get poorer… who in this country doesn’t want more money? You have decided rich people aren’t allowed to want to be richer. Why? Don’t even pretend you would be the one rich guy that behaves differently. Lmfao

  6. “doesn’t matter what his “views” are. rich guys only care about one thing, getting richer.”

    And this is problem, why?

  7. You have to love how the so called open minded people demand public apologies or worse from anybody who disagrees with them.

  8. I’m not a trump fan but I was raised to respect the president since he was selected in a democratic process. In our country you are allowed to have different views without being antagonized. You are also allowed to freely express opinions and suggest changes that are different than the status quo. If enough people agree with you, there will be change. That’s America.

    My biggest concern is this red team vs blue team mentality that is creating a closed minded dynamic. The only winners in that game are the politicians. I wish players, owners, and other celebrities would focus on unity and constructive debate.

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