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Street Hawk
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Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
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President Donald Trump tried to use Jamaican athlete Usain Bolt to criticize National Football League players who protest during the national anthem on Tuesday night.

But it didn’t go down well.

Trump tweeted this five-year-old video of the now retired track star cutting away from a live television interview during the London 2012 Summer Olympics so that he could stand for the U.S. national anthem.

Donald Trump
@realDonaldTrump
Even Usain Bolt from Jamaica, one of the greatest runners and athletes of all time, showed RESPECT for our National Anthem!


But Team Jamaica, a forum for the Caribbean island’s Olympic sports’ enthusiasts, immediately came to the runner’s defense and admonished the president to leave him “out of your politricks.”

Team Jamaica
@JamaicaOlympics
Please leave The Boss out of your politricks.


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SDVTiger
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re: Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
Yeah that backfired cause team jamaica twitter




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re: Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
The Jamaican Bobsled Team also disavows.


IAmReality
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re: Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
How is linking a video of something Bolt actually said and did "involving" him?

It's sharing a clip online.

Besides, isn't it Bolt's job to speak for himself? Pretty sure whoever runs "Team Jamaica" twitter account did not get Bolt's permission to tweet that.

And besides, Bolt is retired.


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member12
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re: Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
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But Team Jamaica, a forum for the Caribbean island’s Olympic sports’ enthusiasts


So this is based off of an athletic forum?
This post was edited on 9/27 at 8:45 am


IAmReality
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re: Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
So in other words, this account that tweeted at him is not official in any way? And is run by some random guy somewhere?

K, they sure showed him.


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SlapahoeTribe
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re: Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
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The Jamaican Bobsled Team also disavows.

They train on US soil...

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Colonel Flagg
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re: Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
I would find it hard to believe foreigners would sympathize with the athletes claiming US oppression.


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Tiger Prawn
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re: Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
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The Jamaican Bobsled Team also disavows.


Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, kneel on down, its anthem time


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re: Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
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The Jamaican Bobsled Team also disavows.


Feel the rhythm, feel the rhyme, kneel on down, its anthem time


COOL RUNNINGS...oh, wait...

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Jackalope
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re: Trump's Attempt At Using Usain Bolt To Slam NFL Players Backfires...Kinda
It's funny. Firstly, that twitter account for Jamaican Olympics isn't official, and secondly, all those other twitter posts they highlighted are The Same Damn People in every news article where they have Twitter responses to the president. I've seen those people for months now.

In other words, "same couple thousand people tweet back at Trump on twitter"

Big deal.


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