Saints QB Brees pushes back on Trump criticism

In an email yesterday (see below), we told you about President Trump calling out New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees on Twitter. The future Hall of Famer apologized last week for comments he made about "disrespecting the flag."

What we haven't told you yet was that Brees pushed back against that criticism via an Instagram post to America's Commander-in-Chief. The full quote can be read here, but here's an excerpt:

"We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities. We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform."

In fairness, it was actually a reporter who "brought it back" when he asked Brees last week about the possibility of national anthem protests during the upcoming NFL season. The Super Bowl champion answered the question and set off a media firestorm with his reply. (See details below.)

The President's tweet to Brees, which Grassfire shared yesterday, actually made the same case BEFORE the quarterback's Instagram post. Mr. Trump wrote: "There are other things you can protest, but not our Great American Flag."

It's good to know that both men think protesting the Stars & Stripes is a bad idea. We're sure millions of American patriots agree.

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P.S. If you didn't see our previous email about the President's response to the controversy surrounding the popular quarterback, please keep reading for the full context of their social-media "back and forth."

Click here for more information from our previous update.

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  • Everette Burk
    commented 2020-06-11 09:39:06 -0400
    Bravo Phillip Faustman, I can not express my thoughts any better than this.
  • Philip Faustman
    commented 2020-06-10 16:35:13 -0400
    Nope! Not buying it Drew! You are a coward! What injustices are you talking about? Living in the greatest country in the world? The least racist nation in the world. Living in a country where you are free to work as hard as you wish to become wealthy no matter what skin color, religion or sexual orientation you have? You drank the leftist victim ideology koolaid. You in essence got on your knees and kissed the BLM’S and ANFIFA’s asses to be politically correct. The flag has nothing to do with racism or oppression. Quite the opposite. It represents freedom for everyone, but especially represents those that gave their lives and limbs for you and all Americans regardless of skin color. Every day it seems like there is another media manufactured reason to hate our country and our President. You had a chance to be brave and stand for our flag but you caved to the racist radical left. The same people rioting and killing their own people in the streets. The very people they say are being oppressed BLM and Antifa are killing! How does that make sense? I am boycotting the NFL! You play a game and make multi millions and claim the country that gave you the American dream is racist and oppressing people! Wow!