It doesn’t matter if his intentions are commendable. Nor does if it even matter if he’s right. When Trump talks – or tweets – many of his critics shut down.
They immediately turn against whatever position he takes – often for no other reason than because he advocated for it. It happens all the time.
Prepare for public support for the college football season to evaporate next – because Trump just weighed in:
Trump’s Monday afternoon tweet was a response to an earlier post from Clemson quarterback Trevor Lawrence.
Lawrence advocates for the college football season to go on as scheduled. He wants to play – as long as student-athletes have access to “universal mandated health & safety procedures and protocols.”
After talking with stars from teams around the country, he tweeted their list of desires with the hashtag #WeWantToPlay:
While reactions to Lawrence’s tweet have been favorable, the same has not been true of Trump’s response.
Reactions range from blaming Trump for the pandemic – and possible cancellation of the season – to making fun of him for retweeting a student.
Many of them were just derogatory – not to mention profane.
One thing’s clear: If Trump’s on board with the college football season, the majority of the country won’t be.
Video: Sentiment is turning against playing college football this season.
And according to the latest rumors , the season may already be on the brink. UConn, the Big Sky Conference, and the Mid-American Conference already canceled their seasons. The Big Ten and Pac-12 are reportedly next.
Once those dominoes fall, there is a solid chance the rest of the Power Five conferences succumb to peer pressure.
That was true before Trump’s tweet – but it seems even more of a given now that he’s on their “side.”