Even the far left is starting to realize that President Trump is winning the national anthem debate. Stephen A. Smith shocks ESPN in this interview. Smith claims that there is no doubt Donald Trump is winning the national anthem debate.
On Sunday Vice President Mike Pence was in Indianapolis to watch the Colts-49ers game and pay tribute to Peyton Manning’s career. His plans were derailed when several players kneeled for the national anthem. Later on President Trump tweeted that he asked VP Pence to leave if any players disrespected the flag and the United States of America.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 8, 2017
On Stephen A. Smith’s show First Take, he admitted trump has hijacked the protests and is now winning the argument.
“The president has successfully gone about the business of hijacking the issue,” Smith fired off.
Watch the video.
Per Daily Caller:
The “First Take” host then claimed that he believes Trump is doing this to get back at the NFL community that didn’t welcome him back when he tried to become an owner of a team.
“In the end what it really really comes down to is the president has successfully hijacked this issue. He’s turned it into an issue about patriotism and beyond, he’s catering to his base in the process and the biggest thing he’s doing is he’s pulling it all off hiding behind these issues when, in my opinion, his real agenda is going after an NFL community that didn’t let him in that ‘good ole boys club,’” Smith said.
“He is the one that’s winning because he’s turned this into something that the players didn’t intend to. So they’re going to have to find a different mechanism to have their voices heard, because Trump has won this round.”
Stephen A. Smith does make some great points. It pains me to say that. But he is still very out of touch with regards to most of the issue.
Either way, the NFL and ESPN realize that they do not hold all of the cards at this point. Will they make an adjustment? Time will tell.