For the second week in a row, the White House has tried to sidetrack the issue at the root of the #TakeTheKnee controversy. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders once again attempted to spin President Donald Trump's message that NFL players are against the flag and the military. It is a complete whitewashing of Colin Kaepernick's original intention to take the knee in protest against systemic racism and police brutality against Black people.
When asked by reporter April Ryan for clarification, Huckabee said:
"I don’t think there’s much to clarify. It’s pretty black and white there."
Sarah Huckabee Sanders: "The NFL controversy is pretty black and white."— Craig Rozniecki (@CraigRozniecki) September 28, 2017
The first time she's told the truth, and it was unintentional.
totally understand it now thanks for the clarification I can hold my fist up now....Black and I'm Proud!— Beverly Brewer (@Ladybev4okc) September 29, 2017
Response to protests by NFL Players to an African American journalist.— Sammy Silva (@PoemzOfTheHeart) September 28, 2017
Sarah Sanders Huckabee: It’s pretty black and white.