This really happened.
Earlier today, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to voice his displeasure with Oakland Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch.
Lynch is one of several NFL players who has sat down during the national anthem before games this season. Before yesterday’s game against the New England Patriots in Mexico City, Lynch sat for the “Star-Spangled Banner” but stood for Mexico’s national anthem.
President Trump was not happy, and he tweeted as much.
Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
Well, Lynch’s mom Delisa is on Twitter, and she not only saw the tweet from Trump, she fired back at him.
what NFL team do Trump own ? oh yeah they wouldnt let him have one ,!! LMAO https://t.co/1rPa5jfMjE
— Delisa Lynch (@MommaLynch24) November 20, 2017
Momma Lynch’s tweet is in reference to Trump’s battle with the NFL in the 1980s, when he was an owner in the USFL. He went head up with the league and lost, and the USFL folded.