U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis Had This To Say About The NFL

The Secretary of Defense, General James “Mad Dog” Mattis was asked about the kneeling during the playing of the National Anthem. His response was succinct and to the point. You can tell that the General gives little thought to things that don’t have to do with the National Defense. The President, Donald Trump, has taken these professional athletes to task for their behavior. If they were on the old show, Apprentice, you know they would be the first to go. As a matter of fact, the president has pretty much made it into a firestorm. The General, on the other hand, is definitely the Cool Hand Luke in this situation. You must admire the General, and you can bet no one, absolutely no one, would dare kneel in his presence.

As Written By Saagar Enjeti for the Daily Caller:

Secretary of Defense James Mattis steered clear of passing any type of judgement on NFL players kneeling during the national anthem during a press gaggle on a flight to India Monday.

“I’m the secretary of defense. We defend the country,” is all Mattis would give on the subject. Pentagon spokesman Army Col. Rob Manning went a bit further in a briefing with reporters Monday with respect to service academy players, expressing his “hope” that they would stand.

President Donald Trump has repeatedly denounced the NFL and players who kneel during the anthem in recent days.

 

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