Taking a Knee Did Not Stop a Shooting in Chicago or Raise Anyone Out of Poverty

The extent to which Donald Trump controls the left in the United States is staggering.

By blasting the NFL for the knee protests, Trump literally got a bunch of millionaires to kneel before him. He got the left, which last week wanted to boycott the NFL, to tune in and cheer on the teams. He steered the media conversation away from Puerto Rico and focused it like a laser on flag protests with which most Americans disagree.