MSNBC Guest: Trump Wants Blacks ‘Kneeling in the Cotton Fields Again’
SHARPTON: Let me show you this tweet he just recently put up encouraging people to, he put it up a few minutes ago today, telling people don’t go to the game. It says (quoting from the tweet), “If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!”
So is he trying to kind of front-end or interfere with those that are boycotting on behalf of (NFL quarterback/free agent Colin) Kaepernick?
HODGES: Well, first of all, Rev. Al, I want to thank God for giving us the opportunity to wake up this morning and speak on behalf of our people, you know, and honestly speaking when I look at where we are right now, it’s beyond us getting justice in America. It’s absolutely time for the Congressional Black Caucus to call for human rights violations that have occurred, past and previously, you know, and I think right now it’s a civil rights issue within the context of what President Trump said the other night and as far as hampering athletes to be able to employ or get employment or gain employment.
And, you know, when I think about his whole thing is when was Amer-, make America great again. Now we see that 1817 is more likely when he’s thinking about America being great as opposed to us kneeling on behalf of righteousness and justice, he wants us to be kneeling in the cotton fields again.