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Letter to the editor: Trump and the NFL

By Alex Vavoulis, Professor Emeritus at CSU Fresno

It’s a shame that President Trump missed a good opportunity in the imbroglio that has occurred with the black players in the NFL kneeling on one knee for the playing of the national anthem.

Perhaps no other president had such a golden opportunity to help remove from American society the scourge of discrimination against black Americans. He could have told them that he understands their feelings and that we have the same objective: to make America greater than it is.

He could have said, “I want you to know that as long as I am president of this great country, I join you in your struggle that you are so passionately committed to, and pledge to assist to remove the reasons for your finding it necessary to kneel at NFL games.”