Drew Brees Directs Statement Right At Donald Trump: Kneeling “Has Never Been” About The American Flag

Drew Brees with a bottle of liquid in front of him

Drew Brees hasn’t just shared one apology after backlash from his kneeling comments, he’s been essentially posting every day since, and is now even directing a message right at President Trump.

First, there was this video.

Step-by-step you will see my heart for exactly what it is and the way everyone around me sees it. I’m sorry it has taken this long to act and to participate in a meaningful way but I am your ally in this fight.

Then a message for Donald Trump.

To @realdonaldtrump

Through my ongoing conversations with friends, teammates, and leaders in the black community, I realize this is not an issue about the American flag. It has never been. We can no longer use the flag to turn people away or distract them from the real issues that face our black communities.

We did this back in 2017, and regretfully I brought it back with my comments this week. We must stop talking about the flag and shift our attention to the real issues of systemic racial injustice, economic oppression, police brutality, and judicial & prison reform.

We are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history! If not now, then when?

We as a white community need to listen and learn from the pain and suffering of our black communities. We must acknowledge the problems, identify the solutions, and then put this into action. The black community cannot do it alone. This will require all of us.

While many have accepted Drew’s apologies and appreciate his desire to learn and listen, others are upset that he apologized to begin with…

Here were Trump’s tweets about Brees.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock