Trevor Noah Weighs In On The Donald Trump/NFL Controversy

Carla Harmon
September 26, 2017

The US president has been vocal about American football players protesting during the national anthem ever since former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick first took a knee in 2016.

"North Korea said today that since President Trump has declared war on the country, it has the right to shoot down United States strategic bombers even when they are not inside their airspace border", NBC's Seth Meyers said.

"When black athletes peacefully protest racism and police brutality, Trump has no trouble summoning his outrage".

While various NASCAR owners threatened to fire drivers who protest during the national anthem, one of the most recognizable faces of racing in the world is taking the opposite stand.

Meyers continued: "By now, it should be clear to everyone who Donald Trump is and what he represents is".

"That was unnecessary roughness", Colbert said. They're not protesting the American flag.

"Unless you're ESPN commentator Jemele Hill, criticizing the president on your private Twitter feed, then that is a fireable offense too", Noah said, referencing an earlier Trump controversy.

Trevor Noah, host of the Daily Show also had something to say on the issue.

It's a question he's asked before that's been answered in many different ways-Noah joked that for him the flawless time is right before lunch-but in the wake of this past weekend's protests it's become relevant once again.

Noah also mocked the notion this isn't a racial issue.

Noah summarized the news by saying he didn't know "if Trump is racist". "And there's no rule against peaceful protests, just like there's no rule against dogs playing basketball".

"Someone has to get sacked every five minutes, just like at the White House", Fallon said.

"Forget being president, what kind of a human being wants more brain damage?"

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