September 24, 2017 11:10 am -

Donald Trump continued his sustained tantrum about professional athletes protesting racism in America by kneeling on one knee during the traditional playing of “The Star-Spangled Banner” with more morning rage-tweets:

Yesterday, Denver Broncos linebacker Shane Ray posted a thread on Twitter explaining the reason players are choosing to use their First Amendment right to protest social injustice and racial inequality during a period on increasingly inflamed ethnic tensions:

In the early morning hours, while most of us were asleep:

Around two dozen NFL players knelt while the American national anthem played at Wembley Stadium in defiance of Donald Trump, who suggested players who take a knee during the anthem should be fired.

Among the players who took a knee were Baltimore Ravens linebackers Terrell Suggs and C J Mosley, wide receiver Mike Wallace and safety Lardarius Webb, as well as Jacksonville Jaguars running backs Leonard Fournette and Dante Fowler, defensive tackle Calais Campbell, defensive end Yannick Ngakoue and cornerback Jalen Ramsey.

Players on both teams and Jaguars owner Shad Khan, who were not kneeling, remained locked arm-in-arm throughout the national anthem and “God Save The Queen.”

So guess who decided to peddle Trump’s pearl-clutching, racist-coddling “How dare these highly compensated athletes protest during the national anthem?” nonsense this Sunday morning on Chattering Class Tee-Vee? That’s right: Steve Mnuchin, poster boy for privilege!

… says the guy who should have gone jetting to watch the solar eclipse on his own time and money.

Classy as always, Steve!

UPDATE:  Via Raw Story, here’s Rep. Ted Lieu’s epic burn of “The Munchkin”:

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