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In the aftermath of Donald Trump’s comments about Colin Kaepernick kneeling during the national anthem, the US once again appears deeply divided.
Kaepernick and other NFL players have been kneeling during the national anthem to protest police brutality against unarmed black people.
Donald Trump called it disrespectful to the flag and to the nation, ranting in a speech:
Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a (expletive) off the field right now. Out. He’s fired. He’s fired!’
Prompting Kaepernick's mother to tweet:
Across the country, people have been kneeling in solidarity against police brutality.
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Sorry @realDonaldTrump you can't argue with an 83 yr old stone cold Bill Russell wearing the Presidential Medal of… https://t.co/IJBYwAkT8y — Whiskey and Politics (@Whiskey and Politics)
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Despite the peaceful nature of this protest, there are those who are saying it's disrespectful - but this eight-year-old has a perfect response to that.
Twitter user Kelly shared Molly's response on the social network adding that, “sometimes the grown-ups need to take a breath and listen to the kids”.
Molly was asked what it means to “take a knee”. She replied that it’s something you to when someone’s hurt and you want to take care of them.
Then, Molly was asked what it meant when athletes took a knee. She replied, “I guess they think that our country is hurt, and they are hoping that it will get better”.
@levarburton My favorite response to this is from an 8-year-old.
Sometimes the grown-ups need to take a breath and… https://t.co/JzNE4HXhio — Irritated Furiosa (@Irritated Furiosa)
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