Jim Brown, the legendary NFL running back, was one of the most fearless players to ever play the game. Now, at age 82, he’s showing incredible courage today.
Brown, who has always been a civil rights activist after his days in the NFL, has officially thrown his support behind President Donald J. Trump. As he opined in today’s challenging political climate, he knows he is risking being “very unpopular in the black community.”
TMZ posted Brown’s interview with The JT The Brick Show on Fox Sports Radio. He noted that he’s met many Presidents of the past, and was asked how he felt about President Trump.
His response left everyone speechless: “I should be criticizing Trump on every level because he does certain things that call for criticism but when I look at television I see all these announcers become experts and they’re pointing the fingers and they’re not doing a doggone thing but pointing their fingers, I find myself really pulling for the president.”
He continued, “Now, that would make me very unpopular in the black community, very unpopular with a lot of Americans … but I think that there are certain good things that are coming out of this Presidency because we’ve never seen anything like it.”
Then, Brown added, “I mean there’s confusion. A lot of people are retiring. A lot of people are giving their opinions and we have to really dig deep down inside to come with the right kind of an answer.”
Jim Brown also double-downed on his stance against NFL players who shamefully kneel during the National Anthem. Brown is no stranger to civil rights activism, but he believes the National Anthem is the wrong time to criticize our country.
Brown opined, “I believe that I have to work on myself first to be as good a person as I could be to back up my country as best as I know how. And the second situation I should be helpful to those people who need help that don’t have life as good as I have it and if I do those two things, I think I’m making my contribution.”
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Brown has met with President Trump before at Trump Tower to discuss the black community and issues that many black people face. Since his election in 2016, Trump’s support in the black community has skyrocketed to unprecedented levels for a Republican president.
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