People are missing the point on Trump’s NFL anthem-protest crusade

President Trump has split the country over NFL protests during the national anthem; that seems to be the consensus takeaway from some new polls. A CNN survey, for instance, finds people think the players are doing the “wrong thing” by a 49-to-43 margin.

But that kind of misses the point, for two reasons:

  1. Such protests are supposed to be unpopular.
  2. Trump appears to be going for something besides popularity — and he still might get it. CONT.

Aaron Blake, Washington Post