Wow! White City Councilman in California Takes Knee During Pledge of Allegiance to Protest Trump Being President

San Anselmo's Ford Greene
San Anselmo’s Ford Greene

SAN ANSELMO (CBS SF) — While it has become commonplace for professional football players to take a knee during the National Anthem, San Anselmo’s Ford Greene may be the only local politician to carry the practice over into a city council meeting.

Greene has been dropping to a knee during the reciting of the Pledge of Allegiance at the start of council meetings since the Oct. 10. Some council members assumed he was backing former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick’s Black Lives Matter protest.

Although supportive of the former 49er, Greene says he’s protesting something else.

“I can’t stand the destruction Donald Trump is wreaking on our country,” he said. “Eliminating net neutrality, his use of office of the Presidency for his own selfish business gain.”

For two months no one asked why he was taking a knee. Finally, a newspaper reporter asked.

“I thought about it,” said Greene of revealing his motive.

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