You may know that several NFL players have protested against police shootings and injustice by kneeling during the national anthem.
Colbert also had a good time on his show looking at how National Basketball Association players criticized Trump over the past week. "There should be a flag on that play, and I'm going to say a Confederate flag". The blowback was immediate. Trump had called them "son of a bitch", adding they should be "fired".
If you woke up this morning curious if the president of your country is still more concerned with athletes standing for a flag and national anthem than the welfare of the citizens both totems are meant to represent, congratulations, you might just live in America. "But when white supremacists march with Nazi flags and Confederate flags through the streets of an American city, he equivocates and then defends them". "You do realize the civil-rights activists weren't sitting at lunch counter for better grilled cheese?"
"You think black Americans are free from the worry of being shot by agents of the state?" asked Noah in disbelief. He then threw the mic over to writer Amber Ruffin, who dunked on Trump for a few more minutes. Colbert said before telling the studio audience that "Donald Trump is president" which elicited a cacophony of boos.
"This prompted a response from LeBron James himself", Meyers said, showing a tweet from the Cavaliers star that read, :"U bum". So therefore ain't no invite.
"Forget being president, what kind of a human being wants more brain damage?" I'm just waiting for Trump to be like, 'What's with all these seatbelts, folks?'
Noah concluded that because Trump called out Kaepernick "in a way that he never did to the Nazis in Charlottesville" that this had "everything to do with race". But the original message from the protests has been distorted by critics and allegedly whitewashed, which led Daily Show host Trevor Noah on Monday to figure out just when it's acceptable for Black people to peacefully protest.