On Sunday, Deputy Chair of the Democratic National Committee Keith Ellison weighed in on the NFL’s new policy prohibiting kneeling for the national anthem, and his response was full of self-righteous venom as he called for boycotting the NFL:
Last October, as The Daily Wire reported, after Eminem went on an anti-Trump tirade, Ellison glowingly likened him to former NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick, who started the trend of kneeling for the national anthem:
What Eminem is doing is just being true to his art, which is to inspire and motivate, so I'm grateful to him for that. I love this trend. I hope that others follow suit. You know Eminem could be the Colin Kaepernick of the rap world if he just keeps it up — and we need him to do that. We need him to do that.
Ellison has also accused President Trump of “racial demagoguery” regarding Trump’s attacks on Kaepernick: