It baffles me how some people can continue to say that Donald Trump is politically inept and doesn’t understand how Washington works.
#TakeAKnee Vs. #BoycottNFL Is Vapid Establishment Wedge Politics
Caitlin Johnstone

  • What’s pretty clear is that Trump has been deliberately baiting the advocates of identity politics and they’ve been plenty stupid falling into his trap. Now he’s the defender of the flag and they’re defending the right of millionaires to spit at patriotic working class people.
  • It is is a great wedge issue. People who might disagree with what Trump wants to do instantly rally to his side. It sharpens the plot line: a nationalist movement that cares for people left behind takes power back from unpatriotic globalist elites who have sold regular working people down the river.
  • The progressives steering their popular front movement think they have made real gains. They don’t yet see that Bannon and Trump have played them for fools. Now that Black Lives Matter is tied to flag disrespect, it will be far easier to destroy it.
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