President Donald Trump’s ongoing feud with NFL players and owners over the kneeling protests during the American National Anthem took an unexpected twist. Trump tried to use Jamaican athlete, Usain Bolt’s respect for a medal ceremony as an argument against the players protesting police brutality and inequality. However, Twitter reacted in the usual witty fashion.
The main issue with Trump using Usain Bolt in his argument is that 1. Usain Bolt is Jamaican, not American. 2. Usain Bolt is honoring the medal ceremony for an athlete not honoring any specific national anthem or country.
Jamaicans on twitter responded by telling Trump to leave Bolt and Jamaica out of his ‘politricks‘. In short, leave Jamaica out of your propaganda, Trump!
Even Usain Bolt from Jamaica, one of the greatest runners and athletes of all time, showed RESPECT for our National Anthem! 🇺🇸🇯🇲 pic.twitter.com/zkenuAP9RS
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017
Here are some of the replies Trump received
Please leave The Boss out of your politricks. https://t.co/jMi4r4ajEL
— Team Jamaica (@JamaicaOlympics) September 27, 2017
Let me just speak for all Jamaicans on this one: Please keep Jamaica and our national heroes out of your racist tweets. 🇯🇲
— Robert Murray (@robertmurray) September 27, 2017
Trump translator: “Even this black guy stands for the anthem. All other blacks should too.”
— Eugene Gu, MD (@eugenegu) September 27, 2017
Speaking of Jamaica, it’s interesting that Trump would bring up islands considering how bad he has botched helping Puerto Rico after Maria.
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) September 27, 2017
oh my god it’s like arguing with your racist grandpa https://t.co/y2nnFjpaWB
— Bryson Masse (@Bryson_M) September 27, 2017