NFL Icon Jim Brown Defends His Epically Odd Meeting With Trump & Kanye
In case you’ve been unplugged from social media for the past few hours, Kanye, Jim Brown and Donald Trump, are the new faces of comical memes, jokes and overall online chatter. They’re trending everywhere following their early Thursday meeting inside the Oval Office, for several reasons: (1) It was odd and seemingly pointless, other than a press-opp for all of them; (2) ‘Ye and Jim were lookin’ pretty coon-like; and (3) we still don’t know what the actual focal point of the meeting was.
At any rate, former civil rights legend, Jim Brown, has now been forced to defend his meeting with Trump; against thousands of folks who’ve been calling him out for condoning Trump’s oftentimes, racial/gender/socio-economic biased policies and statements.
Overall, the meeting was strange and Kanye overpowered it with narcissistic, socio-political rants that were kinda all over the place.
At one point during the meeting, Trump referred to Kanye as a “smart cookie,” then also gave Jim a compliment for being “smart” as well. That’s a back-handed compliment in my humble opinion. It’s sorta like telling a darker complexioned African American woman, ‘You’re beautiful…for a dark skinned woman,’ as opposed to admiring her simply for the beautiful woman that she actually is…PERIOD. Could be me, but Trump seemed as if he were giving ‘Ye and Jim subliminal pats on their heads and subsequently complimenting them on ‘being smart…for a negro,’ but I digress. Anywho, back to the topic at hand.
Jim Brown mostly sat in silence, as Kanye ranted and raved in true ‘Ye fashion about well…everything. Kanye’s rants were all over the place and Jim Brown could barely get a word in edgewise. But on second thought, it’s unclear as to whether, or not, his silence was a sign of regret for being there. Whatever the case, here’s one of the few things Jim did manage to say when Trump pulled him into the convo:
“You know why I’m here? I’m here to serve, I’m not here to ask for anything,” Jim told Trump. Trump’s reply was, “Yeah, that’s really nice man.”
Then Jim Brown held a press conference on the White House lawn, explaining why he was there to ‘serve’ Trump. He started off with announcing why that meeting made him feel “privileged”:
“We had the opportunity to meet with the President of the United States, which everybody doesn’t have that privilege.”
The NFL legend then pissed off many even further, when a reporter asked if he’d discussed Trump’s insensitive bashing of Colin Kaepernick and other NFL players who take a knee to peacefully protest against police brutality and officers’ unjust murders of people of color:
“I can be very blunt about taking a knee. …First of all, I’m an American. That flag is my flag. Things that I’ve overcome in this country…make me a better person. I don’t think that we should take knees and protest, instead of standing up for our flag. I think we should work it out as a family.”
…Says the man who once publicly supported Muhammad Ali’s fight for equal rights against America’s judicial system. Hmmm…check out the video clip of his full press conference below…