In a further show of administration incompetence, Donald Trump Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin weighed in on Trump’s demand that protesting NFL players be fired. He wants the NFL to pass a rule forbidding it.
“The owners should meet and decide on this rule the way they decide on any other rule,” Mnuchin said on CNN’s “State of the Union.”
“The NFL has all different types of rules,” he said. “You can’t have stickers on your helmet. You have to have your uniforms tucked in. What the President is saying is, and I think, the owners should meet and they should vote on a rule.”
Why the treasury secretary feels obliged to argue that political protests should be verboten from athletes who are risking permanent brain injuries every week to battle for our amusement is unclear. He could have easily waved the question off. He chose not to.