I do not post these to make fun of Donald Trump, current President of the United States. I post these to make fun of the people who voted for Donald Trump. Some people out there must by now be feeling the heat. My intent is to see they get no rest, and I will remind them as often as I am able, that this is what they wanted. So where to start?
How about our petulant President’s obsession with unworldly affairs?
NFL Commissioner, Players’ Union Angrily Denounce Trump
Full disclosure: I have zero interest in the NBA and the NFL and only marginal interest in MLB. Players making more in a year than I made in a lifetime live in a world apart from me, and I feel little inclination to contribute to their wealth by watching them participate in what is supposed to be a pastime. Now some of these multi-millionaires want to use their position of advantage to push closely-held agendas. Having said this, I may agree with some or all their political statements.
But now we have our highest elected official using his own position of power to weigh in against other millionaires. All on company time. The bully pulpit of the presidency is being leveraged to wage a campaign of personal preference. Are we supposed to be proud?
And what is this obtaining for the most powerful person in the country? It will be interesting to know:
Trump Attacks Warriors’ Curry. LeBron James’s Retort: ‘U Bum.’
A response was not short in coming:
@StephenCurry30 already said he ain’t going! So therefore ain’t no invite. Going to White House was a great honor until you showed up!
So now we have another millionaire, who remarkably may enjoy more popularity than the President of the United States, getting down and dirty with the Snowflake-in-Chief. Across the board there is the appearance professional sports is putting distance with this president:
President Donald Trump sparked a backlash from some of the biggest names in professional sports on Saturday after he attacked football players who refuse to stand during the national anthem in protest and rescinded a White House invitation to the Golden State Warriors’ Stephen Curry.
The NBA champions Warriors team said they would not be going to the White House after Trump tweeted that “Going to the White House is considered a great honor for a championship team. Stephen Curry is hesitating, therefore invitation is withdrawn!”
What’s next? NASCAR? The initial reaction to Trump’s election last year was generally positive. After all, the public statements and proposed policies of the candidate aligned well with the conservative bent of drivers and fans. A chill has since set in:
NESN Fuel Major NASCAR Sponsor Asks Fans Who Agree With Donald Trump To Shop Elsewhere
by Ben Watanabe on Fri, Aug 18, 2017 at 2:49PM
Marcus Lemonis has no problem with some customers taking their RV and outdoor needs elsewhere. Close followers of NASCAR know Lemonis, CEO of Camping World, is a major player in the sport. His brand is the title sponsor of the truck racing series, while its subsidiary Overton’s has sponsored multiple races and cars this season. With that in mind, NASCAR chairman Brian France — who last year endorsed Donald Trump for president — might want to watch his words. Amid the flood of CEOs rushing to distance themselves from Trump’s business councils after the U.S. president’s wishy-washy denunciation of white supremacy last weekend, Lemonis on Wednesday appeared on CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” where he seemed to suggest he wouldn’t be shattered if people who supported Trump’s comments decided to shop elsewhere.
What a fiasco! We provide millions of dollars a year in Secret Service protection for this guy, and he spends his time on this? Wasn’t he supposed to be defeating ISIS or something?
And don’t even think about getting your money back.