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ESPN’s Stephen Smith Says Trump Is Out To Get Revenge On NFL

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President Trump seems to be more concerned with blasting the National Football League and its players rather than focusing on more presidential matter, such as the million of Americans who are still without power and clean drinking water in Puerto Rico. At first, we expected this was just his way furthering a racially divisive rhetoric.

But what if it goes deeper than that? What if Trump has held a grudge over a past incident with the NFL and is just now finding the opportunity to seek his restitution?

Well, that is exactly what ESPN’s Stephen A. Smith asserted on Monday. In fact, Smith explained that  Trump has “successfully hijacked” the issue of National Football League players kneeling during the national anthem because NFL owners refused to let him join the league in the 1980s. And there we have it, ladies and gentleman, our motive.

 The Hill reports that Smith stated on ESPN’s “First Take” that Trump’s attacks on the NFL are retribution for Trump’s failed attempts to have the United States Football League (USFL) merge with the NFL in the 1980s.
A story that seems likely given what we know about Trump: he’s a ruthless businessman who is extremely sensitive and holds grudges until he can get revenge.

Upon further investigation, sources indicate that Trump owned the New Jersey Generals and pushed to merge the USFL with the NFL before the former league shut down. What’s more, Trump also tried to purchase the Buffalo Bills in 2014, but his bid fell short. Guess he was just too cheap?

 Smith went on to explain: “His real agenda is going at the NFL community that didn’t let him in that good old boys club. They didn’t let him in in the 1980s when he was an owner in the USFL.
He has a history of exacting retribution to those who didn’t make him money.” Smith justified his allegations by citing how Trump had redirected the focus of the protests from that of racial inequality to being about the American flag and national anthem.

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