Podcast: Why Trump v. NFL & #TakeTheKnee is About Race and Free Speech

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New England Patriots players kneel during the national anthem, September 24, 2017 (Michael Dwyer/AP)

On Tuesday I spoke with Christina Okello of Radio France International about Donald Trump’s decision to wage war on the National Football League over any player who kneels during the National Anthem.

Cutting through Trump’s political gambit with his base, I spoke about why his confrontation — now in its sixth day — raises issues of race and freedom of speech.

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