What Really Matters

14A93604-F897-4BD2-A57C-E51C56CDF94DThis morning at 3:44 a.m., President Trump ramped up his criticism of NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, calling for them to be fired or suspended and slamming the league.

About a half hour later he claimed in another tweet that attendance at NFL games this year is down because people love our country.

Huh? It is true that attendance for the first two weeks of this season’s NFL games is down by about 8%. But I wonder if that might have anything to do with hurricanes Harvey and Irma? In fact, there were two fewer games so far this year than last year — one in Miami and one in Tampa Bay — because of Hurricane Irma.

Plus, with many homes without electricity in the immediate aftermath of those horrific hurricanes, is it any wonder that attendance and viewership are down?

But don’t be caught up in this Trump-manufactured controversy. It’s just a way to divert attention from the Russia scandal, from the latest attempt by the Senate to get rid of healthcare benefits for millions of Americans, and from the inexplicable way Trump is provoking a nuclear-capable North Korea and its dear leader, Kim Jong-un.

Don’t let yourself be drawn into these trumped-up distractions and diversions. Stay focused on what really matters.

6 thoughts on “What Really Matters

  1. Sue Vincent September 24, 2017 / 11:10 am

    That sounds dangerously like common sense… your article, not the tweet…

    Liked by 3 people

  2. newepicauthor September 25, 2017 / 3:54 am

    You should always choose your battles wisely and Trump clearly picked the wrong battle as his words only made the NFL players more united.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. thebackyardpoet September 25, 2017 / 6:54 am

    I often wonder why it is ‘fake news’ when an article is written against him but when all the unbelievable bull shit spews out of this duck faced moron people still hang on to his every word as gospel. We now live in a country where it is OK for the president to call people Son-of-a-bitches and Americans applaud him for it. The NFL should be suing him for slander.

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    • Fandango September 25, 2017 / 7:29 am

      I am hopeful that was goes around comes around. I think he’d look great on an orange jump suit, don’t you?

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      • thebackyardpoet September 25, 2017 / 7:54 am

        I hoped that I would wake up one morning and find that all this was just alcohol induced delusions. Because people can not possibly be this gullible in real life. But I am beginning to think that this isn’t just a bad dream after all.

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