Democratic Rep. Eric Swalwell and former 2020 contender lashed out at the president this afternoon when a video was released showing the president goofing off during the National Anthem at his taxpayer-funded Super Bowl party at Mar-a-Lago.
Trump caught mocking the National Anthem during the #SuperBowl.
Since we know the GOP takes a zero-tolerance stand against any display of disrespect toward the flag, I expect the right will be offering a full-throated condemnation.
…Any day now.pic.twitter.com/lMcwYfkPog
— Brian Tyler Cohen (@briantylercohen) February 3, 2020
Normally this wouldn’t be a big issue if it weren’t for the fact that Donald Trump has expended enormous amounts of effort trying to smear NFL players kneeling for the national anthem as a protest against police brutality and institutional racism, painting them as being unpatriotic and “ungrateful” for having the opportunity to make a lot of money by inflicting gruesome violence on their bodies for our amusement.
A petty culture war feud used by Trump to stir up racial resentment and give racist conservatives yet another reason to disparage black Americans, he’s made such a big deal out of it that it is the height of hypocrisy for him to be acting a fool during the national anthem at his own Super Bowl Party.
Swalwell took to Twitter to roast the president for his poor behavior, and his response quickly took off on social media:
Our troops are worthy of a commander-in-chief who respects them. Instead, they’re being led by a self-centered man-child. https://t.co/QsHwtNz7mg
— Rep. Eric Swalwell (@RepSwalwell) February 3, 2020