“We have a president who is completely empty. There isn’t a moral bone in his body,’ There’s no leadership. There’s no leadership from the president, there’s no leadership from the Republican senators who have sat back and been totally complicit in everything he’s done for the last 3½ years.”
United States men’s national team player Michael Bradley
Soccer may be the most popular sport in the world, but it’s hardly America’s pastime and political statements by soccer stars don’t usually receive widespread attention.
But Michael Bradley made some astute comments about Trump and the racial unrest that is wracking our country that deserves attention and analysis.
Bradley said that if America wants to solve the issues of racially inequality and social injustice “then Trump can’t be president, it’s as simple as that.”
Hundreds of thousands of Americans from all walks of life and diverse ethnic backgrounds have been protesting the cold-blooded murder of an unarmed black man, George Floyd, and the police brutality and racial profiling that his murder represents.
This is an inflection point that will lead to society and government finally taking concrete steps to address the decades old problem of racism in the police ranks specifically, and in our society as a whole. At least that’s what many pundits and politicians have been telling us.
But they are dead wrong and Bradley is spot on, the intractable problems of racial inequality and social injustice won’t be solved with the racist-in-chief who has never met a white supremacist that he doesn’t consider a good person is still in office.
Not only must Trump be thrown out of office, but it’s also imperative that Democrats regain control of the Senate. Again, Bradley is spot on, Republican senators have been totally complicit in Trump’s racist agenda.
We will have many more unarmed black men murdered by killer cops if we don’t defeat Trump and Trumpism in the polls this November.