Jim Brown: Trump And America Aren’t Racist

David Krayden | Ottawa Bureau Chief

Football hall Of famer Jim Brown told “Fox & Friends” Tuesday morning that neither President Donald Trump nor America are racist. When asked if Trump was “a racist,” Brown replied: “I’m glad you asked me that. Of course not. Is America racist? Of course not.”

Brown also encouraged black Americans to stop blaming Trump for the high homicide rate because “it’s the black community that needs to address it…and the black community is not doing what it should do.”

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The former NFL star suggested black people need to consider the positive and stop pushing the negative. “How many black athletes are millionaires because of..white fans that ago to those games?” He asked.

Brown reiterated his opposition to football players taking a knee during the playing of the national anthem as a form of protest. “We should never denigrate our flag or our anthem … something I would never do,” he said.

He praised Trump’s handling of North Korea because “a couple of months ago, I was looking at a nuclear war.”

After watching a clip of Black director Spike Lee describe America as being built upon the “genocide or native people and slavery,” Brown suggested it was important to remember the “Caucasian people that gave their lives” for black progress.

“Slavery is an abominable type of situation…it’s a reality of our past…but we’ve gone way past that particular kind of situation,” he said.

“I look at what I can produce to make this a better country.”

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