Drew Brees Turns On Trump, Claims American Flag Can’t Be Used To ‘Distract From Real Issues’

NFL quarterback Drew Brees turned on President Trump and the American flag on Friday by siding with Black Lives Matter protestors in a post to Instagram. As The Daily Wire reports:

On Friday, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees issued an Instagram statement to President Donald Trump.

“To Donald Trump,” the text-image reads:

Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been. We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities.

We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform.

 

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To @realdonaldtrump Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been. We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities. We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform. We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history! If not now, then when? We as a white community need to listen and learn from the pain and suffering of our black communities. We must acknowledge the problems, identify the solutions, and then put this into action. The black community cannot do it alone. This will require all of us.

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President Trump wasted little time in firing back at Brees however, tweeting out a condemnation of his capitulation to the radical left:

 

76 COMMENTS

      • Bad move Brees, Bowing down to the BLM is not waranted EVER. BLMs problems begin with BLM. Fix your Community first. The Govt has thrown Billions their way and nothing has changed. The Black Community needs to STOP putting Democrats in charge of their Destiny. They don’t give a Shit about you except at Election Time. Wise up!!!

      • I guess all that crap about respect for the flag and respect for his grandfather and his hand over his heart was phony baloney. He’s just another hollow man.

  1. Pathetic loser. Drew you may as well retire.
    You’re dumbocraps aren’t going to let football season start anymore. If you cant stand your ground, we dont want you around.

  2. The ‘real issue that faces the black community’ is an epidemic of murder and violent crime…..and it isn’t white people perpetrating it…..

  3. It’s so sad to watch Drew back down from his original statement. He is wrong (in my opinion) to back mlb. With all this crap going on in the NFL I no longer care to watch.:)

  4. I’ve BOYCOTTED the NFL since this started….I’m now BOYCOTTING the NBA because they made a GM apologize to communist China for supporting Hong Kong (because the hypocrites in the NBA make big money in China).

    If enough Americans stop supporting these overpaid bums….they’ll have to get a job at McDonalds….which is the only other thing most are qualified to do….

    • I’m done with ALL sports. They have become the 3rd Party in American Politics and they support Anarchy. Drew Brees you have shown yourself to be a coward and your lack of conviction about the statement you said about the flag(which was right) is the proof. Big hot shot QB couldn’t strand up to his teammates about your beliefs. You caved like a wet noodle. I get sick every time I see your photo.

  5. What a coward. I’m a Veteran of the USAF and used to think that you were one of the real patriots left in the NFL. Turns out you’re just another freaking weakling kneeling to the most anti American people in the US. I stopped watching the NFL when the kneeling started and I along with many of my Veteran friends feel the same way. I don’t give a damn what you say or do. Shame on you and your wife. Apologize to the 20 million Veterans and the 2 million women and men on active duty in our great Armed Forces. Many of us were severely wounded and you’re treating us like trash. Wake up you weakling and stand your ground. 👎☹️

    • Jim, As a retired 23 year plus military member, I agree with you. I also stopped watching any NFL games including Super Bowl because of players, owners, coaches and Commissioner insulted our Flag, nation and those that have served and especially those that died for our freedom. I was a big fan of Drew Brees until this latest retraction and his reply to our President. So sad to see America fall so far down as it has. I still have hope that America will rise again and ALL Americans respect our Flag and Nation.

    • Why is it most of the people standing up to this flag disrespect are veterans? Guess when you put your life on the line for something bigger than yourself, you get a different perspective.
      USN 77-83

  6. Just another reason to not watch these overpaid idiots. I can’t believe Drew can be so afraid of his teammates, what a coward. Drew’s wife is just as stupid neither would have this kind of life in any other country.

  7. Its been burned, shredded, tattered, torn, drug in the dirt , jungles and the sand, and spit on and by many types of people………YET OLE GLORY STILL WAVES, will take more than petty childish acts to ever make it stay touching the ground for long. LOVE IT or get the hell out and go to where you do place importance on your national flag, its not a toy or a thing you can mess with, it was bought and paid for by the blood of men and women far greater than yourselves and your need for attention. LONG MAY SHE WAVE !!!! YES it should be illegal to disrespect our flag. And if you can’t show respect for it, go the hell elsewhere !!! You are not needed or wanted in the USA. You that disrespect it, big brave souls, pretty much shows thru your contempt how you feel about our country and our citizens, as well as our flag !!! BOOOOOOOO AND HISSSSSSSSSSSSSS to you all, don’t tread on our flag or our country. We as a nation, can work on the issues we have to improve on with the same justice for all, rightly so it should be, but to show disrespect for our flag before the world is NOT acceptable. Sports teams do not a country make, you are pathetic when you show your contempt .

    • Great post Donna!! I’d personally love to send these American Leftists to live in Venezuela or North Korea for 2-3 years so they can get a “REAL AND UP CLOSE EXPERIENCE” with the Socialist/ Communist BS they scream about. Let’s see how much they’d cherish life in America after that time under a truly Socialist/ Communist lifestyle.

  8. Hey drew can’t take the heat from your followers your folding like a cheap suit your a cry 😢baby you said what you said it was about your family members that severed in our armed forces that’s why you said that you couldn’t agree with those who would take a knee and down grade the flag but now your fans are causing trouble with you then you downgrade the President your a crepe just like the rioters and looters

  9. Brees, you really are spineless POS. You couldn’t even stand up for your own principles. It’s sickening to know that people like you can be bought and sold at the drop of a comment. And you call yourself a professional athlete. What a joke. You truly disgust me.

    • If only the fans had the courage to forgo just one season of NO ATTENDANCE, the sight of empty stadiums might impress upon the numbnut players that loyalty to your country and your flag is a virtue not a sin. We pay way too much for the tickets that provide millionaire fortunes to these players and too many of them are dope taking wife beating cretins anyway. Knocking the flag and the country while bending a knee only adds insult to injury.

  10. I have no use for nor respect for anyone that disrespects the flag nor national anthem.
    To me those two things are stronger and more valuable any sports team.
    That said, if anyone wants to express an opinion or give a view or make a statement, by all means do so, but do not do it at the expense of trashing this nation and the emblems that are a part of it.

      • I am a black female disabled veteran born in the 50s in Little Rock, AR. Truly a product of Jim Crow arena…school segregation, white only drinking fountains and bathrooms.

        Though brought up in a poverty stricken neighborhood and abusive household, the government would define me and my siblings
        as having a blessed upbringing due to living in a two parent household which was very rare in my community. Neither my mother or father had beyond a 9th grade education. There were many days that we barely had food to eat.

        I served my country honorably and respect the flag

        • You are a very special person, Anonymous, and I applaud you more than I can say!! I know that as a nation we have not moved at lightening speed to overcome the vagaries of our past, but I also know that more and more black people are getting good educations, moving out of slum neighborhoods, rising to great heights in many professions, taking advantage of the opportunities that were won for them in earlier times because of men and women who put their lives, their families lives and many others in great jeopardy to open more and more opportunities for them, some of whom gave their lives in that pursuit, i. e., Dr Martin Luther King, Jr. and others who I can’t name right now, but I greatly admired them when they were active and greatly admire many who are active now. But I abhor those in BLM and other Socialistic organizations who are using them to promote violence and mayhem, not for the good of the black communities, but for the promotion of another Socialistic country.

  11. Seriously……………….BREES you said that you made a mistake by saying how you felt about the flag? Taking back Protecting it and standing for it. YOU SHOULD HAVE NEVER SAID ANYTHING IF YOU TOOK IT BACK. YOU ARE NOTHING BUT A COWARD AND A MILKSOP!

    SO LONG, I WILL NOT WATCH THE NFL OR ANYONE ELSE MISUSE OR DISRESPECT OUR GREAT AMERICAN FLAG EVER. JUST LIKE YOU ORIGINALLY SAID. HYPOCRITE!

  12. Plain and simple: not more NFL, no more NBA. Good luck when there are no fans left to pay your highly hyper inflated salaries

  13. I believe Drew Brees initially spoke from his heart and the NFL burned him for it. I also believe he respects the flag and country as much as he always did. But in the NFL quarterback world, where he earns his keep, it’s imperative to play in concert with the sweat-hogs who protect you.

    They tell me it’s still dangerous to play pro football. He’s 41 and nearing retirement. His net worth is almost $250 million. When he retires, he’ll be able to speak from the heart again. Paraphrasing a proverb, let he who has never been where Brees is, surrender his livelihood and be the first critic.

    • Gene, I understand your reasoning and it’s probably true. The NFL is moving so far left they are alienating a lot of fans and I’m sure pressured him into the appology. However, He took it a step further stating….

      ” We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities.

      We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform”.

      So Why after billions of government dollars are we still having to be responsible for what goes on in the Black Community”? If there truly is all this syremic racisim how did Barak Obama get elected twice? The BLM wants to defund and dismantle all police. They have actually declared war on the police. How is that going to work out for us? Yet these BOG corporations are now forcing their political agenda down our throats and pumping BIG $$$ into the BLM. I for one will not watch the NFL until they get a dose of reality from their actions. Too many people black, white, and others died for our abiltiy to be free and secure. This allows us to watch these over paid babies play a game. They need to get it through their heads to protest on THEIR time not ours. I will not watch them denounce the flag or the country that allows them to be so prosperous on my dime!

      .

      • AJ – defunding the police actually worked in Camden, New Jersey. The police dept was struggling to eliminate bad cops thanks to the union that protected them. When the police dept was abolished, the county took over policing the city and all those cops now reported to THE SHERIFF.

        When that happened, bad cop issues dwindled as did the crime and homicides.

  14. Doe’s anyone know what the hell systemic racial injustice is. There is more injustice against the whites
    than there is the blacks.

  15. He is the QB. He would not get the protection in a game if he told the truth about our flag. The flag that Millions of soldiers died so that HE could be free. He turned down that flag for a group of murderers that now wish to carry guns everywhere. ITV will not be long before he regrets it. Too late.

    • Tough Shit. He could have kept his MOUTH SHUT and said nothing. Instead he changed his CORE values publicly. I will NOT be watching any FB any longer. I stopped years ago except Super Bowl and over the past 15 years that isn’t worth watching either.

  16. I love all the patriots commenting here and agree 100 percent with everyone. I understand why Brees backed down but I think it is cowardice to do so. I also am a veteran of this great country and can only think what if our military backed down so easily. What kind of country would we be living in. Just a thought. I am grateful we do not have cowards protecting our country and this includes the police that protect our cities. Thanks to all who have served and expecially those that have perished in defense of this great country. I would rather die standing than live on my knees.

  17. Drew Brees and his family are “Seriously Lost in Leftist Land” – that’s what you do to guarantee a paycheck in Today’s NFL

  18. Drew you’re FOS!!! Your beliefs in God and the Holy Bible is FOS!!! Everything you ever believed in are all FOS, phony, and fraud. You have replaced your true beliefs with the almighty dollar $$$!!! You remind of Judas when Jesus said to him, “before the BLM crows, You will DENY ME three times”. Judas, YOU are….for 30 silvers of coins. In your case, the almighty dollar$$$. You lost all respects from me as well as many who supported you through the years. I don’t think you truly believed in anything except the almighty dollar. I suggest you renounce your connections with God, church, and the Holy Bible. You are Full Of Dodo.

  19. Oh, Drew, just wanna remind you that I served this country proudly, as a US Army veteran, I will NEVER EVER!!! kneel to ANY Bullsh!t cause for this great US of A. NEVER!!!! Maybe you should join the US armed Forces so you know exactly what I’m feeling and what I’m talking about.

  20. Drew Brees, systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform are just a few of the things that the left/democrats/liberals have been selling for years. Now that they have you as their new spokesperson for what is their abject failure to move these black folks out of the inner cities and into the mainstream of America. Have you ever really wondered how many white players are in professional sports versus black players? I believe that the vast majority of the black players out number white players. I see that as a racist problem in professional sports, but no one wants to talk about that. As the 13thApostle stated and I must reiterate his sentiments. I served this country proudly, as a US Marine veteran, I will NEVER EVER!!! kneel to ANY Bullsh!t cause for this great US of A. NEVER!!!

  21. Drew Brees has lost all respect and lost his integrity and I say he is afraid of the other players using violence

  22. You can honor the American Flag and those who fought to protect it and realize we need to have some discussions in our country about race. I believe Black Lives Matter and I support our flag. These aren’t competing ideas.

  23. If this has nothing to do with the flag, then these losers should stop kneeling during the anthem and flag display!!!! Put their efforts in change and invest time in youth groups and the black communities! By the way, ALL lives matter!

  24. If it’s a choice of “law and order” against grossly overpaid athletes, I’ll go with “the blue” any day. BLM chanting “Pigs in a blanket, fryin’ like bacon” tells you all you need to know about BLM! What are they ‘demanding’ this time What will they ‘demand’ next time? Sanity and reason from the “Silent Majority” needs to be heard! Folks, consider your vote carefully!

  25. It is all about the money!! When pressure came his way, He could have quit the NFL and stood by what he truly believes. I am sure he has enough money to last him a couple of life times.His wife should have encouraged him to stick to his belief for the sake of their children. What a let down to his military family who have sacrificed so much for THE GREATEST COUNTRY ON GOD’S GREEN EARTH!!! I hope at least he pulls the knives out of their backs!!! With so many people when it comes to their believes money wins all the time $$$$$ Not all but very few.

  26. Drew Brees should just keep his mouth shut about now – after all the President supported what Brees originally said. Brees is playing to the media and his critics. Why does everyone think they have to bad mouth the President. I thought better of Brees.Now I think he is a sniveling child who is confused.

  27. Brees you are no longer one of my Favorite QBs, I now hope that a Linebacker Blitz will knock your axss to the ground and knock the White Guilt out of your thinking

  28. Brees mental state is obviously one who has taking too many blows to the head. Irreparable brain damage at the end of a good career.

  29. Mr. Brees and the entire NFL have taken a knee to their deity of political correctness. Throughout this Chinese virus scam, I’ve thoroughly enjoyed the absence of professional sports. If I never see another game, regardless of the sport, it will be too soon. Not having a NFL seaon would be a blessing.

  30. I’m a Marine ‘Nam vet and I gave up NFL foot6ball when Goodell decidewd that it was appropriate to give $90 million dollars to the political left… Gave up 60 years worth of team gear and watching and walked away. When I saw a headline about Brees initial comment it, well, maybe they are redeemable. His apology, however, made it clear to me that they are not and never will be. So, Saturday will remain my football day. Sorry, Drew. It is about the flag because your peers and your boss made it so.

  31. Yet another ‘celebrity’ who thinks his opinion about public affairs matters more than anyone else’s opinion. That Brees fails to stand up for what he believes in probably means he was told his career on and off the playing field would end if he didn’t fall into line with the social justice warriors. So some athletes aren’t as strong of character as their cultivated athletic talents would suggest. Sad commentary and a good object lesson for children that standing by one’s principles takes real courage and determination, especially in the face of group think.

  32. PRAY FOR DREW. NEVER FORGET CHRIST FELL 3X FOR US. WOULDN’T YOU LIKE TO KNOW WHAT TURNED HIM? COMMUNISM NEVER FELL IN THE USA. IN 1973 THEY TOOK OVER THE DEMOCRAT PARTY AND STAYED UNDER THE RADAR. THEN FRANCES FOX PIVENS A LIFE LONG COMMUNIST SAID PUBLICLY ON C-SPAN SITTING WITH A MOSLEM KGB AGENT THAT OBAMA UNDER THE RADAR HAS PLANTED GOOD PEOPLE. THEN TRUMP EXPOSED THE COMMUNIST COUP AND FORCED THEM TO STEP UP THE TAKE OVER. HERE THEY ARE IN YOUR FACE PLAYING RACE CARDS AND VIOLENCE. SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ON YOU TUBE. SAVE THE KIDS ON YOU TUBE ABUTOM. THOSE WHO DIVIDE US WILL ENSLAVE US.

  33. THE ONLY REASON THAT EVERY AMERICAN HAD THEIR LIVES TO LIVE AFTER 1945 WAS D-DAY AND THE COMMUNIST MEDIA HAS ALZEIMERED US. JUNE THE 6TH WAS IGNORED BY THE IGNORANT. IF WE HAD LOST, THERE WOULD BE NO AMERICANS LEFT. TRUMP IS GOD’S INTERVENTION. 80 MILLION VOTES IS THE GOAL. RE-ELECT THE ONLY PRESIDENT OF ALL THE PEOPLE. SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ON YOU TUBE ABUTOM.
    80% OF BLACKS AND LATINOS ARE CHRISTIAN. THEY SEE THE GOOD THAT HE DOES.

    COLON POWELL WAS ALWAYS A DEMOCRAT. HE LET THE REPUBLICAN GUARD ESCAPE BACK TO IRAQ. HE CONVINCED BUSH NOT TOO FINISH THEM OFF CALLING IT A TURKEY SHOOT. WHEN BUSH JR WENT TO IRAQ LOOKING FOR NUKES. HE WAS GREETED BY THE REPUBLICAN GUARD USING WOMEN AND CHILDREN AS HOSTAGES TO FIRE BEHIND.

    BUSH THE LESS HATES TRUMP BECAUSE HE HUMILIATED JEB.

    BUSH’S FATHER AT A RALLY DRAGGED HIS FINGER ACROSS HIS THROAT WHEN TRUMP WAS LOOKING AT HIM. ROMNEY BACKED HANOI JOHN KERRY AND BAIN CAPITAL WAS JOHN KERRY’S BIGGEST CONTRIBUTOR. ONLY ONE AMERICAN FIGHTING FOR ALL THE PEOPLE. HE STANDS ALONE LIKE HORATIO AT THE BRIDGE. SEE ROMAN HISTORY. WE OWE HIM 80 MILLION VOTES. STAND WITH HIM AS HE STANDS FOR YOU. YOU WON’T REGRET IT.
    SPIRIT OF AMERICA PARTY RADIO SHOW ABUTOM ON YOU TUBE. HERE COME DE LION KING.
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  34. Drew has lost a lot of fans if it is not about the Flag. then why do they use it. Every one should be proud of what ever race you are and no one should bow down to any one the only one i would is Jesus. Only the left would be that stupid Tom Arnold wants to shoot Trump voters myself i think they should shoot all commie in the U.S.A. which would be Democrats and i do not understand how any Jew could support a party that hates them

  35. It’s so sad seeing these former GOP stalwarts being slowly corroded away by the acid-wash of socialism. If Drew thinks this makes him appealing to nfl fans, he’s nuts. But since I’m no longer a fan of the entire league, who cares?

  36. Drew realized he could lose some money, so he quickly joined the hate filled blacks.
    Football is not going to last much longer. People are tired of stupid blacks telling them how to live. The White race has been supporting the blacks for generations and they always want more.
    They got Affirmative Action in 1964 and they still could not be better but got worse.
    Whites do not need lectures from blacks, they need blacks to take responsibility for themselves.

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