Bakari Sellers: Jimmy Carter Saying He Would Like NFL Athletes Rise for Anthem ‘Flat out Wrong’

‘Jimmy Carter is serving very well in his post-presidency, and so as a Democrat, we give him a little leeway, but can still criticize him for that ‘

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BASH: Yes, no question.

And, Bakari Sellers, he also came to Trump’s defense on the NFL controversies.

On the issue of the NFL, he said, players kneeling — Carter — excuse me, the article said, “Carter was less sympathetic. I think they ought to find a different way to object, to demonstrate. I would rather see all the players stand during the American anthem.”

BAKARI SELLERS, CNN POLITICAL COMMENTATOR: Well, I mean, with all due respect to one of my favorite presidents, who’s had one of the best post-presidencies of any president in the history of this country, he’s wrong.

SELLERS: And, you know, that’s the blessing of the United States of America. We can criticize our leaders and hold them accountable for what they say.

But Jimmy Carter is a southern Democrat, through and through. And in this instance, I mean, he’s seen a lot. And so to question these protest tactics, I think is just flat-out wrong.

And even in the article, if you go further, he talks about, confederate monuments and him wanting confederate monuments to stay up. And I think in that instance, he’s wrong as well. Jimmy Carter is serving very well in his post-presidency, and so as a Democrat, we give him a little leeway, but can still criticize him for that (ph).

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