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How the NFL Lost to Trump

I wrote today for Politico about the NFL beginning to buckle on the anthem issue and how Trump’s lines at his Alabama rally played: Since no NFL players were going to be fired, the fundamental issue was never going to be Trump’s lurid overstatement. Instead, the overstatement acted as a neon advertisement for his commonsensical underlying point, namely that players should stand during the national anthem. And it baited the NFL into fighting him on indefensible ground. There were all sorts of unobjectionable means available for players to take a stand of defiance toward Trump, but they allowed themselves to, in effect,
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