Jaguars owner calls President Trump a 'great divider'

From ESPN - October 13, 2017

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Jacksonville Jaguars owner Shad Khan said President Donald Trump is dividing the country with his comments and actions about NFL players' protests of racial inequality during the playing of the national anthem before games.

Khan's comments -- which were made Thursday during an executive conference in Chicago for Crain's Who's Who in Chicago Business -- are a precursor to what will be discussed this coming week in New York when NFL owners and representatives of the players' union meet regarding the national anthem protests as part of the owners' meetings.

"You have to give Trump credit, people are confused on the First Amendment versus patriotism, that if you exercise your First Amendment you are not a patriot, which is crazy," Khan said during the conference. "... People are confused on it. [Trump] knew he could hit on it and take advantage. I think what we are seeing is the great divider overcoming the great uniter."

Khan also said that what Trump has done with the national anthem protests is in keeping with his political strategy of aggressively pitting one side against the other.


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