Even Limbaugh Is Lashing Out At Trump: He Is ‘Starting To Make Me Nervous’
Rush Limbaugh, the right-wing radio host who has backed Donald Trump in the past spoke out against him. Limbaugh touched on the NFL kneeling subject and said Trump’s actions made him “nervous.”
“There’s a part of this story that’s starting to make me nervous, and it’s this: I am very uncomfortable with the president of the United States being able to dictate the behavior and power of anybody. That’s not where this should be coming from,” Limbaugh said on his show.
“Trump is continually tweeting — I know what he’s doing, and I understand why he’s doing it, and his motives are pure; don’t misunderstand. But I don’t think that it is useful or helpful for any employee anywhere to be forced to do something because the government says they must,” he continued.
“We don’t want the president being able to demand anybody that he’s unhappy with behave in a way he requires,” Limbaugh added.
Limbaugh’s comments come after Trump tweeted out on Wednesday:
“It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY.”
It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017
Trump’s comment was later proven to be wrong by the NFL itself who released a statement.
“Commentary this morning about the Commissioner’s position on the anthem is not accurate,” the statement read.
“The NFL is doing the hard work of trying to move from protest to progress, working to bring people together.”