“Tonight, I’m taking a knee for America,” the “Songs in the Key Of Life” singer said holding the hand of his son, Kwame Morris, who knelt beside his father.
“But not just one knee; I’m taking both knees. Both knees in prayer for our planet, our future, our leaders of the world and our globe. Amen.”
While he didn’t say the president’s name in his statement, it’s safe to assume that his act of protest was in relation to #45’s recent ignorant comments referring to any NFL player who kneels during the National Anthem a “son of a bitch.”
“Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, “Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. Out! He’s fired. He’s fired!’” Trump said at an Alabama rally on Friday in support Luther Strange, who is running in a special GOP primary election next week.
He added: “You know, some owner is going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘That guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner, they don’t know it [but] they’ll be the most popular person in this country.”
Stevie fans took to Twitter to show their support for the icon’s courage: