Anti-American NFL anthem protesters were riding high.
The media celebrated their disrespect of the American flag and the memories of veterans who gave their lives to defend the stars and stripes.
But then “Mad Dog” Mattis wrecked their protest with one epic answer.
The so-called “mainstream” media was eager to draw other top Trump officials into the fight in the hopes that one would side with the protesters against the President.
One journalist made a massive mistake by trying to pull this trick on Secretary of Defense James “Mad Dog” Mattis.
Mattis was at the Pentagon when one reporter asked him if he had any comments on the NFL anthem protests.
He crushed the protesters by reminding everyone that the military defends the country.
"I'm the secretary of defense. We defend the country." — Mattis, when asked about the NFL situation, per transcript
— Dave Brown (@dave_brown24) September 25, 2017
Mattis’ answer was a subtle jab at the America hating players who run-down the nation as an evil and racist place.
Even though the players are disrespecting the sacrifice of the United States military, Mattis reminded everyone that it is that sacrifice that provides the freedom for the players to showcase their anti-American beliefs.
And there are signs the players realize their outrageous display crossed a line.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wrote that he regretted taking part in the Steelers’ protest where the team refused to take the field for the playing of the national anthem.
The Hollywood Reporter wrote:
Ben Roethlisberger on Monday afternoon released a statement saying he regretted his Pittsburgh Steelers boycotting the national anthem on Sunday.
The NFL team was the first of three to not come out for the pre-game ritual.
“I was unable to sleep last night and want to share my thoughts and feelings on our team’s decision to remain in the tunnel for the National Anthem yesterday,” the Super Bowl-winning QB said in a statement. “The idea was to be unified as a team when so much attention is paid to things dividing our country, but I wish we approached it differently. We did not want to appear divided on the sideline with some standing and some kneeling or sitting.
He continued, “As a team, it was not a protest of the flag or the Anthem. I personally don’t believe the Anthem is ever the time to make any type of protest. For me, and many others on my team and around the league, it is a tribute to those who commit to serve and protect our country, current and past, especially the ones that made the ultimate sacrifice.”
And fans across the league booed teams who kneeled for the anthem.
The Dallas Cowboys locked arm in arm and kneeled before the national anthem, then stood back up for the anthem. The crowd booed.
— Kevin 👐 Glass (@KevinWGlass) September 26, 2017
So when Mattis said the military defends the country, he meant that their sacrifice makes it possible for a society to exist where millionaires who earn their living playing a game can run down the country that affords them that opportunity.