President Trump called on NFL owners to release players who took a knee during the national anthem like former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick.
Reid was busy Sunday on Twitter, particularly with regard to the NFL players who locked arms and took a knee during the playing of the national anthem — a shot back at Republican President Donald Trump’s comments suggesting players should be fired for disrespecting the flag in such a manner.
According to her, Christians who are against protesting the national anthem during games meant for entertainment are hypocrites. These tweets are unspeakably illogical and very offensive. The moral equivalence she drew between two unlike events is stunning, even for her.
A lot of people who are mad at Collin Kaepernick will be kneeling in church today. `
— Joy Reid (@JoyAnnReid) September 24, 2017
Joy-Ann M. Lomena-Reid , also known as Joy Reid, is an American cable television host and a national correspondent at MSNBC. Reid was born Joy-Ann Lomena in Brooklyn, New York. Her father was from the Congo and her mother from British Guiana. She is also a regular political commentator on both television and in publications such as The Daily Beast. In 2016, she wrote a book on the recent history of the Democratic Party, called Fracture: Barack Obama, the Clintons, and the Racial Divide.
She got a lot of likes for her stereotype — more than 10,000 as of Monday afternoon.
Reid also noted in another tweet a very similar sentiment: “Odd that kneeling in church is considered the highest reverence. Yet kneeling in protest is taken as hostility.”
Last Week Joy Reid attempt to mock President Trump supporters on Tuesday, when she referred to them as “deplorables” on Twitter. “Sometimes I think Donald Trump has given up on the idea of ever being respected by anyone other than his ‘deplorables,’” Reid wrote in response to Trump’s speech to the United Nations on Tuesday.
They are two versions of kneeling. One version is kneeling in private prayer, The other is kneeling in public protest. One preaches a gospel of personal salvation, the other preaches a gospel of political and social transformation. One is concerned with private sins. The other is concerned with public sins disrespecting President and racial discrimination.
We kneel to pray. We kneel for those who live in fear. We kneel for those who need justice. We kneel for the oppressed. We kneel to stand.