Donald Trump tweeted out support for the college football season, which all but guarantees it's going to get canceled.
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.”
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Last modified: September 23, 2020 2:19 PM