CBS sportscaster calls out Trump's "vulgar, profane references" to peaceful NFL protesters

CBS sportscaster calls out Trump's "vulgar, profane references" to peaceful NFL protesters

James Brown: These players "have been peacefully exhibiting their ​F​irst ​Amendment rights ... for the purpose of resolving longstanding, well-documented problems in their communities"

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From the September 24 edition of CBS' Face the Nation:

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JOHN DICKERSON (HOST): The response to the president's comments has been pretty overwhelming from players, from owners. What are you hearing? 

JAMES BROWN (HOST, The NFL Today): Pretty much what you just articulated, John, that from the commissioner, owners,​ and players, they have uniformly and universally disavowed those comments. Leadership, John, is​ about being a unifier, if you will. And engaging in vulgar, profane references​ to a group of young professionals who have been peacefully exhibiting their First Amendment rights is not the way to engage in civil discourse for the purpose of resolving longstanding, well-documented problems in their communities. And all they're aiming to do​ is to​ make sure that the first words of the U.S. Constitution,​ "We the people,"​ is inclusive and they have those same rights and freedoms, John.

Previously:

Fox & Friends host: Stephen Curry “dribbles a ball for a living, and somehow now he’s preaching to this president about what leadership really looks like?”

Fox & Friends is sympathetic to neo-Nazis marching but outraged over sports players kneeling

On Fox, NFL player debunks Fox's crusade against Colin Kaepernick for not standing during the national anthem

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