Vice President Mike Pence’s NFL publicity stunt may need cost taxpayers upwards of $200,000, nevertheless it was free advertising and marketing for the Trump marketing campaign. So, true to kind, lower than a day after Pence marketed his outrage over NFL protests and left the 49ers—Colts sport, the marketing campaign seized his hole present of “patriotism” as a fundraising alternative.
CNN’s Jake Tapper posted a screenshot of the marketing campaign e-mail soliciting donations on Monday afternoon. “Yesterday members of the San Francisco 49ers took a knee throughout our Nationwide Anthem. Their stunt confirmed the world that they don’t consider our flag is value standing for,” the e-mail learn.
“However your Vice President REFUSED to dignify their disrespect for our anthem, our flag, and the various courageous troopers who’ve died for his or her freedoms,” continued the e-mail. “However instantly after the Vice President’s honorable show of management and patriotism, the Pretend Information Media relentless ATTACKED him.”
So, let’s recap. Colin Kaepernick took a knee throughout the nationwide anthem greater than a yr in the past to protest institutional racism, police brutality, racial injustice, and inequality. Quick ahead a yr, Kaepernick is out of a job due to his protest, and regardless of this reality, remains to be focused by President Trump. Then Trump took on the entire league by labeling any participant who knelt as a “son of a bitch.”
Now, Trump has exploited each Pence’s staged “protest” and the NFL gamers protest of systematic racism to fill his marketing campaign coffers. Appears about proper.