Drew Brees Responds To President Trump ‘We Can No Longer Use The Flag To Turn People Away’

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Drew Brees has a message for President Trump.

On Friday, Donald Trump came to Brees’ defense and said the Saints QB shouldn’t have apologized for saying players kneeling during the anthem were “disrespecting the flag”

Brees has since taken to social media to respond to Trump to say that after talking to his teammates and to leaders within the black community that they can “no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from real issues that face the black community”

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.