I can't help but imagine how much of a shit storm these athletes could create for the white house. Just imagine if any American athletes are fortunate enough to make it to the Podium, but decide to kneel during their national anthem. That would definitely be historic.
I was thinking they'd pull out because Trump's boss Putin demanded it after Russia was told they can't participate.
I’m waiting for the US to pull out of the olympics just to save face since every athlete will (rightfully) demonize Trump at every opportunity.
As a fellow American, if they don’t show up, it’s an act of courage on their behalf for us.
I don't understand your point.
She is perfectly capable of representing the US as a country and it's platonic ideals, while at the same time denouncing the president and what he appears to stand for.
For instance, she can proudly win a gold medal for America while at the same time believe that Donald Trump's personal viewpoints and the policy he's executed and attempted to execute are, in her mind, abhorrent.
Does that make sense to you?
No way, if they kneel the channels will play it up as much as possible for ratings. This is how entertainment news works now.
That one asshat is the President of the United States. He's an amazing asshat to stand up too.
Here's an idea: it's not the job of athletes to unify the country. That's the President's job.
Maybe Trump should show some humility and apologize to these athletes, and America, for letting them down.
Let the athletes compete under the neutral flag? That would be pretty fascinating.
you're representing the country and all of its people.
It’s sad that we hold athletes to higher standards than the President. He’s made it very clear he doesn’t represent all of the people in our country.