Boothe on NFL Protesters: If the Flag Divides Us, What Unites Us?
Lisa Boothe said she was concerned about what would unite the country if the American flag becomes a symbol of division.
"There's a lot that divides us," she said on "Outnumbered." "If the flag is now a divisive thing, what unites us?"
National Football League players across the country refused to stand for the national anthem before games this week to protest racism against blacks in America.
Colin Kaepernick, who spearheaded the trend of kneeling for the anthem, is "literally emblematic of the economic mobility that we have in this country," Boothe said.
President Trump ripped the protesting players at his Friday rally in Alabama, and called for team owners to fire them.
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b**** off the field right now. He is fired,’” Trump told the crowd.
The president is highlighting "an issue that Americans truly really, really care about," Boothe said, citing a Reuters poll last year which found 72 percent of Americans thought Kaepernick's protest unpatriotic. 64 percent supported his right to protest.