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WASHINGTON  — The Latest on campaign 2016 as voters in Wisconsin head to the polls for the state’s presidential primary (all times Eastern Daylight Time):

11:45 p.m.

Ted Cruz won most of the delegates in the Wisconsin primary, increasing the likelihood of a contested convention.

Cruz has won at least 33 delegates in Wisconsin and Donald Trump has won at least three. Six delegates are still up for grabs, pending the outcome in two congressional districts.

Trump still has a narrow path to claim the nomination by the end of the primaries on June 7. He must win 57 percent of the remaining delegates to win the nomination before the convention. So far, he is winning just 46 percent.

Tuesday’s outcome increases the importance of the five remaining winner-take-all states: Delaware, Nebraska, Montana, New Jersey and South Dakota.

The AP delegate count:

Trump: 740.

Cruz: 514.

John Kasich: 143.

Needed to win: 1,237.

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11:30 p.m.

Bernie Sanders may be gaining ground in the number of states he’s won compared to Hillary Clinton. But in terms of delegates, it’s not so much.

After taking Wisconsin, Sanders has now won 15 states to Clinton’s 18.

Still, Sanders trails Clinton significantly in delegates.

With 86 Wisconsin delegates at stake, Sanders won at least 45 delegates to Clinton’s 31. Ten delegates remain to be allocated, pending final vote tallies.

Based on primaries and caucuses alone, Clinton now has 1,274 delegates to Sanders’ 1,025.

When including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate, Clinton’s lead is 1,743 to Sanders’ 1,056. It takes 2,383 to win.

Sanders must win 67 percent of the remaining delegates and uncommitted superdelegates to win the nomination.

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11 p.m.

Ted Cruz’s chief spokesman says Ohio Gov. John Kasich is only staying in the race to make a play to be the vice presidential pick.

Cruz spokesman Jason Miller said Tuesday, after the Texas senator won Wisconsin, that “Kasich has to realize the only thing he’s doing is helping Donald Trump.”

Miller says, “This appears to clearly be auditioning for VP play.”

Cruz said in his victory speech that he can still get to the 1,237 delegates needed to capture the nomination before the primaries are over, or at the convention this summer.

Miller wouldn’t go into detail about how Kasich leaving or staying in the race affects Cruz’s chances.

He says, “There are a number of different scenarios to where we can get to 1,237.”

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10:55 p.m.

After a win in Wisconsin, Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders is turning his attention to the coming primary in New York. The contest is expected to be a knock-down, drag-out fight between Sanders and front-runner Hillary Clinton.

A loss in New York would be a significant political blow for Clinton’s campaign. She represented the state for eight years in the Senate.

Sanders says: “Do not tell Secretary Clinton, she’s getting a little nervous. But I believe we have an excellent chance to win New York and a lot of delegates in that state.”

Sanders says he’ll then turn his attention to races in Oregon and California, where his campaign believes he can capture big victories.

Sanders is campaigning in Wyoming, where he’s favored to win Saturday’s caucuses.

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10:50 p.m.

GOP front-runner Donald Trump says Texas Sen. Ted Cruz won the Wisconsin primary using illegal campaign tactics.

The Trump campaign has released a statement saying Cruz “was coordinating with his own Super PACs (which is illegal) who totally control him.”

The campaign says, “Ted Cruz is worse than a puppet — he is a Trojan horse, being used by the party bosses attempting to steal the nomination from Mr. Trump.”

Trump’s campaign says it has “total confidence” he will win the Republican nomination.

“Mr. Trump is the only candidate who can secure the delegates needed to win the Republican nomination and ultimately defeat Hillary Clinton, or whomever is the Democratic nominee, in order to Make America Great Again,” the statement says.

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10:30 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Bernie Sanders says his string of recent victories is cutting into Hillary Clinton’s lead, giving him a real shot at the nomination.

Sanders is campaigning in Wyoming just after his victory in the Wisconsin primary.

He says, “We have now won seven out of eight of the last caucuses and we have won almost all of them with overwhelming landslide numbers.”

Despite those victories, Sanders still trails Clinton in the delegates who determine the party nomination.

Sanders believes he can narrow that gap with a victory in New York on April 19 and some of the five northeastern states that cast ballots a week later. He’s expected to win the Wyoming caucuses Saturday.

He’s casting himself as the stronger general-election candidate against GOP front-runner Donald Trump.

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10:15 p.m.

Hillary Clinton is congratulating rival Bernie Sanders on his win in Wisconsin.

“Congrats to @BernieSanders,” she wrote on Twitter. “To all the voters and volunteers who poured your hearts into this campaign: Forward!”

Sanders is campaigning in Wyoming, which holds its caucuses Saturday. Clinton spent the evening fundraising in the Bronx.

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10:10 p.m.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz is looking ahead to November, saying he wants to deliver Wisconsin for Republicans for the first time in 32 years.

Cruz won the state Tuesday and talked to supporters in Milwaukee.

Wisconsin has not voted for a Republican for president since Ronald Reagan in 1984. But Cruz says he will be the first Republican since then to win Wisconsin and paint the Badger State “bright Republican red.”

He is ending his victory speech with a warning to Democratic front-runner Hillary Clinton. Cruz says: “Hillary, get ready. Here we come.”

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10:05 p.m.

Texas Sen. Ted Cruz says his victory in Wisconsin is uniting the Republican Party and gives him a path forward to winning the nomination, either outright or at the convention this summer.

Cruz says: “Tonight, Wisconsin has lit a candle guiding the way forward. Tonight, we have hope for the future.”

Cruz is also casting a more bipartisan tone in his victory speech Tuesday, quoting John F. Kennedy and Winston Churchill.

Cruz is citing a string of recent victories, and the backing of five former GOP presidential candidates, as evidence that Republicans are getting behind his candidacy. He says his campaign raised $2 million on Tuesday alone.

Cruz says, “I am more and more convinced our campaign is going to earn the 1,237 delegates need to win.”

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9:58 p.m.

Hillary Clinton wasn’t greeting voters at a rally, town hall or diner as votes rolled in from Wisconsin. Instead, she was spending her evening with top donors in New York City.

She raised at least $60,000 Tuesday night at a fundraiser hosted by Jack Benheim, the owner of a company that manufactures veterinary health products and nutritional supplements. Benheim, a former vice president of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee, has deep ties to New York’s orthodox Jewish community.

The event underscores how costly the primary race has become for Clinton. Though she holds a significant delegate lead, Bernie Sanders has vowed to take his campaign to the party convention in July. That forces Clinton, who’s more reliant on traditional fundraising than Sanders, to criss-cross the country raising funds.

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9:55 p.m.

Bernie Sanders’ win in Wisconsin will net him a handful of additional delegates, but he still lags Hillary Clinton by a big number.

With 86 delegates at stake, Sanders will pick up at least 44. Clinton will gain at least 28.

He still must win 67 percent of the remaining delegates and uncommitted superdelegates in order to win the Democratic presidential nomination.

Based on primaries and caucuses alone, Clinton now has 1,271 delegates to Sanders’ 1,024.

When including superdelegates, or party officials who can back any candidate, Clinton has a wider lead — 1,740 to 1,055.

It takes 2,383 to win.

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9:50 p.m.

Ted Cruz is collecting most of the delegates at stake in the Wisconsin primary, and he has a chance to win even more.

Cruz is winning at least 24 delegates, with 18 left to be allocated. By winning Wisconsin, Cruz is making it more likely the race for the Republican nomination will go all the way to a contested convention this summer.

Donald Trump still has a narrow path to claim the nomination by the end of the primaries on June 7. But by losing Wisconsin, Trump’s path gets even narrower.

The AP delegate count:

Trump: 737.

Cruz: 505.

John Kasich: 143.

Needed to win: 1,237.

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9:44 p.m.

Bernie Sanders has won the Democratic presidential primary in Wisconsin. It’s the Vermont senator’s sixth straight win over front-runner Hillary Clinton in recent weeks.

The victory in a large state gives a powerful political boost to Sanders backers. But the results barely dent Clinton’s significant delegate lead for the race nomination.

Because Democrats award delegates proportionally, both candidates will add to their tallies. Clinton has the edge both in pledged delegates and the party insiders known as superdelegates.

Sanders is favored to win the next primary caucuses in Wyoming on Saturday.

Both candidates are turning their attention to the April 19 contest in New York. A loss there would be a major political blow for Clinton, who represented the state for eight years in the Senate.

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9:32 p.m.

Ted Cruz has won the Republican presidential primary in Wisconsin. The win gives critics of Donald Trump hope that they can stop the GOP front-runner’s rise to the party nomination. They are trying to deny him the majority of delegates and force a contested convention in July.

The Texas senator is casting his victory as a sign that he is the only candidate who can stop Trump. He’s calling on Republicans to unify behind him and pushing Ohio Gov. John Kasich to drop out of the race.

Trump is the favorite in the next primary on April 19 in his home state of New York. He remains the only Republican who can clinch enough delegates to capture the nomination before the party convention.

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9 p.m.

Polls have closed in the Midwestern battleground of Wisconsin. Democratic candidate Bernie Sanders leads rival Hillary Clinton in early returns.

On the GOP side, Ted Cruz has the edge over front-runner Donald Trump.

Both Cruz and Sanders are hoping for victories that will give them a wave of fresh momentum in their efforts to capture the White House.

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8:20 p.m.

Wisconsin is projected to have its highest turnout in a presidential primary since 1980, but that hasn’t translated into problems at the polls.

The state elections board projects turnout at 40 percent of eligible voters.

Board spokesman Mike Haas says clerks around the state had reported a busy pace but manageable lines throughout the day. The state is holding just its second election since voters were required to show photo identification, and Haas says his office hadn’t heard of any major issues.

Neil Albrecht, executive director of Milwaukee’s election commission, said wait times in the state’s largest city didn’t exceed 30 minutes even during peak voting. Albrecht estimated the city would have four to five times the same-day voter registration it had for the primary four years ago.

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7:25 p.m.

Bernie Sanders offered few details on how he would break up big financial institutions during a recent interview with the New York Daily News.

The Vermont senator was pressed on how he would carry out his campaign pledge.

Sanders said some banks are too big and could be broken up either by “having legislation passed, or giving the authority to the secretary of treasury to determine, under Dodd-Frank, that these banks are a danger to the economy over the problem of too-big-to-fail.”

But Sanders did not elaborate on how this would work. When asked how breaking up banks would affect jobs and assets at financial institutions, Sanders said it “is their decision as to what they want to do and how they want to reconfigure themselves. That’s not my decision.”

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5:55 p.m.

A potential Donald Trump presidency inspires more excitement among Wisconsin’s GOP primary voters than the other two remaining candidates — but also more fear.

About a quarter say they’re excited about Trump, while less than 15 percent say that of either of his rivals. At the same time, nearly 4 in 10 say they’re scared about what Trump would do as president, while only about 1 in 10 say that about either Cruz or Kasich, according to early results of exit polls conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research.

In the case of a brokered convention, nearly 6 in 10 Republicans say the party should nominate the candidate with the most support in the primaries, while just 4 in 10 say it should nominate the candidate the delegates think would make the best nominee.

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5:51 p.m.

Democratic voters in Wisconsin are divided on the effect of trade on unemployment, an issue that Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has played up in a flood of television ads over the past few weeks.

About 45 percent of Democratic voters say trade with other countries takes away jobs in this country, while nearly 4 in 10 see trade as beneficial, according to early results of exit polls conducted for The Associated Press and television networks by Edison Research. Only about 10 percent see trade as having no effect on job in the United States.

The polls indicate a mixed response on an issue that Sanders has put at the center of some of his most-aired television ads.

Over the past month, Sanders has poured about $2.4 million into radio and television ads in Wisconsin and one of his top aired ads has tucked in several subtle jabs at former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s record on trade, according to data from political advertising tracker Kantar Media.

One Sanders ad touts the senator as standing with American workers, linking jobs losses to the North American Free Trade Agreement, which was signed into law by former President Bill Clinton, and the Trans-Pacific Partnership, which Clinton initially supported but has since said she opposes.

Via AP

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MEDIA BLACKOUT: Read The Letter Obama Was Sent Warning Him Of Dangers Of Uranium One Deal

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Once again we are getting word on just how lax, and downright negligent former President Barack Hussein Obama was when it came to our nation’s national security and its interests. Today we are seeing the warning about the Uranium One deal with the Kremlin which was issued on December 21st, 2010. Barack Hussein Obama was already President then and Crooked Hillary Clinton was a year and a half into her tenure as his Secretary of State.

The Uranium One deal which allocated a sizable portion of United States uranium reserves had just been awarded to Russian government-controlled interests. The deal made no sense. It weakened American security and it also made the Clinton Foundation, and the Clintons themselves, very rich via donations and Bill Clinton speaking arrangements made by Russian corporate interests directly tied to this deal.

Warning letter to then-President Obama:

Republican Senator John Barrasso from the great state of Wyoming first sounded the alarm. But as usual Barack Obama, his administration, and much of the establishment mainstream media chose to ignore the dire warnings. But today they are worried about so-called Russia collusion because the left wing lost the 2016 Presidential election. Fascinating, don’t you think?

Via Investors Business Daily:

Trump-Russia Collusion Is Fake News — Fire Mueller, And End This Bogus Investigation

Russian Scandal: Special Counsel Robert Mueller has a tough job. After all, how can you prove allegations of collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian officials to influence our 2016 presidential election when, from all evidence after a year and a half of investigation, it didn’t happen?

Naming Mueller to head the investigation was a huge error. His investigation should be shut down and Mueller sent home.

Off This week’s stunning revelation that Hillary Clinton and the Democratic National Committee funded the fake Trump/Putin dossier, filled with outright lies, exaggerations and misleading information, is the final straw.

For it shows that not only were Hillary Clinton, the DNC and her lawyer, Marc Elias, lying when they denied any involvement in the phony dossier, it showed that they — not Trump — were deeply, perhaps criminally, compromised by collusion with Russian officials.

In Hillary’s case, in 2009 she promised the Russians a “reset,” and then over the next two years proceeded to help them build their own mini-Silicon Valley with U.S. funding and expertise, and approved the sale of Uranium One, a Canadian company that controls 20% of U.S.-based uranium supplies, to Russia’s state-owned nuclear monopoly, Rosatom.

If that isn’t dizzying enough, then-Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, her husband former President Bill Clinton, and their Clinton Foundation charity took in millions of dollars from Russian entities and the grateful executives of Uranium One, who were taken over by the deep-pocketed Russians. It was a classic example of illegal pay-for-play, and yet neither President Obama’s Justice Department nor his FBI found anything wrong with it.

Fast forward to 2016, and Hillary and the DNC retained Fusion GPS to dig up dirt on Donald Trump. Fusion then hired former British spook Christopher Steele, a man who, as former head of the Moscow desk for Britain’s MI6 intelligence agency, has deep espionage ties in Russia, to do “research” on Trump. What they got instead was innuendo, half-truths, distortions, exaggerations and just plain gossip — much of it from Russian “sources.”

And yet, this phantasmagorical bit of research became the basis for a full-blown investigation of the Trump campaign’s supposed ties to Russian officials and their interference in the 2016 presidential election.

With each new revelation in recent weeks, it has become ever clearer that the collusion that took place wasn’t on the part of Trump, but Hillary Clinton and the Democrats, who have been playing a double-game with the Russians since at least Obama’s first term. That’s the real collusion here. Typical of how the progressive left works, they have accused their opponent of the very thing they are guilty of: colluding with a possible enemy.

This is where Robert Mueller comes in. Mueller himself was head of the FBI from 2001 to 2013. But from 2009 to 2013, all sorts of alarms were going off over the apparent influence peddling by Hillary Clinton while serving as secretary of state. The Justice Department, headed by die-hard leftist lawyer and Obama loyalist Eric Holder, did nothing. Nor did Mueller.

Fast forward to 2016. Mueller’s successor at the FBI, James Comey, did do something: He paid Fusion GPS, which received funding from Russian sources, for its bogus “research” on Trump. That research also became the basis for the equally bogus investigation headed by Mueller.

Yet, as we said earlier in the week, it’s now clear that the real Russian collusion was among Hillary and Bill Clinton, their Clinton Foundation, the DNC, Democratic operatives and bagmen John and Tony Podesta, Fusion GPS and James Comey. Not Trump and his campaign confederates.

When a legal mistake of this magnitude is made, it must be undone. That’s just what Congress is doing right now.

In recent days, both houses of Congress have unveiled investigations into the Uranium One deal and possible pay-for-play deals at Hillary Clinton’s State Department and her family Clinton Foundation.

Just Thursday, Sen. Chuck Grassley, the Iowa Republican, called for naming a special counsel for the Uranium One deal and the related financial shenanigans. He’s on solid ground here: In a new Rasmussen poll, 51% of likely voters said they believe “it’s likely that Bill and Hillary Clinton or their close political associates broke the law in their dealings with Russia.”

In the meantime, however, the purely political investigation of Trump led by Mueller since the start of this year has gone nowhere. It should be ended immediately, and not just because they’ve found nothing or that the original basis for the investigation has been tainted by being funded by the Democrats, FBI and Russians.

We have nothing personal against Mueller, who led the FBI’s shift toward counterterrorism in the immediate years after 9/11. But as special counsel, Mueller has conflicts all over the place, including his personal ties to Comey (who was Mueller’s favorite to succeed him at the FBI in 2013) and by the fact that he headed the FBI during the time that Hillary was engaged in soliciting donations, selling access to the office of the secretary of state, and officially approving the highly questionable Uranium One deal.

In addition, the very premise of the Russian investigation has been proven faulty, based almost entirely (at least initially) on a politically motivated opposition-research operation run by the Democrats against Trump, and later picked up by the FBI’s Comey. Based on this, it’s time to let special counsel Robert Mueller go, and dismantle the Russian investigation he leads.

Isn’t it great how the media is so up in arms about a fake Russian collusion narrative that was made up by the Clinton machine in order to excuse the fact that not many liked, nor wanted, Crooked Hillary Clinton as their president? They ignore the real Russian smoking gun but they are intent on trying to make an already proven fake narrative stick against President Donald Trump that just won’t stick no matter how hard they try.

The American people aren’t stupid, they also see the media biased and the outright unfair assault against our president and the left will continue to pay for it at the ballot box.

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As Military Hero Sang The National Anthem Fans Immediately Watched The Disgusting Display On The Giants Sideline

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As the boycott of the National Football League picks up steam, the spotlight on the players who are protesting the National Anthem keeps getting brighter. Even though their protest is on the verge of bankrupting the NFL, the league has decided that it won’t put a stop to their disrespect, that this is the one area where the players will have free reign.

Despite what is being said by the players (that the protest is meant as no disrespect toward the military or those who have served in the past) it’s hard not to see this as a slap in the face to everything patriotic. The entire premise of the protest is to draw attention to what they’re calling a broken system. They’re saying that the country is, as a whole, racist and that police are targeting the black community.

Since most of their former fans don’t agree, or at least don’t appreciate the protest, everyone at the NFL’s jobs hangs in the balance. What the NFL needs right now is some good press, but with players like New York Giants Olivier Vernon around, they’re not about to get it. Vernon, like many other players, insists that he means no disrespect to the military, but his actions at a game on Thanksgiving would say otherwise. The defensive end knelt while the anthem was being sung by a military hero just before the Giants game against the Washington Redskins, and people aren’t happy about it.

Giants defensive end Olivier Vernon kneels during the

This shouldn’t come as any great surprise though since Vernon recently told Newsday that he planned to keep kneeling until he feels that his cause has been made right. No word on what that will look like, or it’s ETA, but until then, Vernon will be kneeling:

“Vernon is the only Giants player who continues to protest during the national anthem, and he plans to do so for the foreseeable future.

Still hoping to raise awareness about social injustice and racial inequality in America, the defensive end will not relent in the face of criticism that continues to come his way from fans who believe he is disrespecting the military by not standing for the anthem.

‘What it would take for me to stand is if people can understand what the whole message is behind it,’ Vernon told Newsday. ‘That would actually help a whole lot, but everybody doesn’t see things that way and tries to distort what the message was from the beginning, which is basically social injustice on African-Americans and police brutality.’

Vernon understands that not everyone respects his decision to take a knee, but he remains convinced that the best way to draw attention to the issues he’s most concerned about is to continue his form of protest.

Would there ever come a time that he would stand for the anthem?

‘Unless we can work something out and find the solution and try to address what the real issue is,’ he said, ‘I’ll continue to take a knee. I really don’t care what people outside have to say. I just believe in what’s right and what’s wrong, and I’m going to show support for what I believe in.’ Vernon said he continues to be criticized for not standing but that he tries to ignore most of it.

‘I get [criticism] all the time,’ he said. ‘If it was anything that actually bothered me, I would care. There’s stuff that some people say that comes out of their mouth that is just ignorant and uneducated, so I just keep it moving and I don’t really address anything anybody has to say. If they can’t come at me on something intellectual, then I don’t have a response for you.’

He also isn’t concerned by the recent television ratings decline, at least some of which has been attributed to fans being turned off by the anthem protests.

‘At the end of the day, there’s a First Amendment right as an American citizen,’ Vernon said. ‘You have a right to protest peacefully. Protests aren’t supposed to be comfortable. Some people aren’t going to understand.’”

At the end of the day, he shows up for work and puts on a uniform just like millions of other people. And just like the rest of us, he has to do what his boss says, or he’ll lose his job. If his boss says that it’s ok to kneel on the job, then he can do it, but if his boss says he has to stand while working, then he’d better stand. And if that company goes out of business because it’s employees have made themselves so unpleasant, and the owner refused to ask them to stop being unpleasant or fire them when they didn’t, then both he, and the owner will be out of work.

None of that has anything to do with the constitution; it has to do with how a free market works in a free country, like the one we live in, and the one that our military veterans have fought and died for. Call me old-fashioned, but I think that deserves enough respect to stand for a few moments, once per game

[H/T: Newsday]

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TRUMP IS ON FIRE! Taunts NFL Commissioner With Epic Statement About His National Felon League

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And this is why we all love President Donald J. Trump.

Because the NFL and its ingrate ball tossing illiterate players have effectively managed to put an end the most popular spectator sport in America, Thanksgiving Day did not feature the best football anymore. But that doesn’t mean there weren’t any NFL fireworks courtesy of President Donald Trump.

President Trump retweeted an article shared by Dan Scavino Jr. about the NFL’s poor ratings, pinning them on the Giants’ Olivier Vernon taking a knee as a serviceman sang the anthem this Thanksgiving day.

But as usual, Trump didn’t just stop there, he also incorporated the now infamous statement from the Texans owner Bob McNair’s about the “inmates running the asylum’. But he rephrased it a bit and wrote “players are the boss!” at the NFL.

The ignoramus that is the ball tossing Vernon has, of course, been kneeling since Week 3 so this protest isn’t necessarily news. But the lack of support for Thanksgiving games does prove the American public as a whole are sick and tired of the politicization being done by people who get paid on average 2.1 million dollars a year to toss around a ball. That’s more money than most of us will see in our entire lifetimes.

Although the NFL and left-wing media outlets like ESPN are set on trying to convince us that since there are so many games per week people are suffering from “NFL Fatigue,” yeah right!

Via Fox News:

I’m from Green Bay; my high school colors were green & gold and I am part owner of the Green Bay Packers from when they sold stock after the 1997 Super Bowl victory. So, it took quite a bit to get me to boycott the NFL, but they managed it. Until the owners require their players to stand for the national anthem, or sit for the game, I won’t watch a minute, and I’m not alone.

Since Colin Kaepernick began kneeling during the anthem in a misguided protest against police violence, the NFL has been hemorrhaging fans. Both TV viewership and attendance at stadiums are well down and once people find other ways to spend their Sundays, they may not come back.

Let there be no doubt, the NFL is a business and the owners of those billion dollar plus franchises have a problem. A bunch of their players want to play social justice games, but their core audience, the folks who pay the bills, just want them to play football. And we really don’t like the disrespect shown to the anthem, the flag and those who fought for our country including those who came home in coffins with that flag draped over them.

This Veterans Day weekend there was quite a duality. The NFL went whole hog saluting the military and trying to mend fences. Historically the league, and most of the players, have been very supportive of the military. Part of that was the tens of millions of tax dollars the military paid them to put on displays with the flag and flyovers for the recruiting value, but there was also a genuine bond for the most part.

But at the same time there was a push to boycott the NFL. I did my part on social media:

Like many others, seeing a bunch of pampered millionaires stealing the moment when we should all come together in thanks for the freedoms we enjoy, and yes for those who safeguard them, well that just flat pisses me off.

They say the protests are not against the anthem or the flag or the military for that matter. But that is garbage because the effect is to disrespect all of those things so they can virtue signal their solidarity with the radical left. They could do their social justice pandering whenever they want, and they made a conscious choice.  By choosing to put the spotlight on themselves instead of the symbols of what makes this country great.

That just doesn’t sit well with those of us who served, or have family who did or who just want to enjoy a football game without politics. We get plenty of bitter arguments and displays of partisanship all day every day. Football was a time to forget all that and just remember how much the Bears still suck. They took that and even worse did so with divisive anti-police grievance mongering to a crowd with a heavy component of Blue Lives Matters sentiment.

We will see if the NFL charm offensive worked, although the pictures of half empty stadiums should sure give the owners cause to worry. It’s pretty simple to fix, tell the players to stand up for America or the rest of us may sit out…permanently.

Watch the latest video at <a href=”http://video.foxnews.com”>video.foxnews.com</a>

The bottom line here is that no matter what narrative the left wing media tries to spin this on, people as a whole side with President Trump on this issue. If this was indeed NFL fatigue then NFL stadiums wouldn’t be half, or more, empty while college football stadiums are practically full and have not suffered any decline in viewership or attendance whatsoever. Americans still love football, it’s the NFL they refuse to watch!

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