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CNN Analyst: The National Anthem is ‘Problematic’

CNN's Angela Rye wants to have a discussion about how the national anthem is offensive.

By NTK Staff | 06.05.2018 @4:49pm

CNN’s Angela Rye, speaking with host Jake Tapper about national anthem protests on Tuesday, told the CNN anchor that the national anthem itself is “problematic.”

“There is a second verse that Colin Kaepernick brought attention to that has yet to be discussed on broad platforms,” she said.

Rye criticized the president for disinviting the Philadelphia Eagles to the White House, but said we should have a conversation on America’s “problematic” Star-Spangled Banner.

The CNN analyst was referencing Kaepernick’s citation of Francis Scott Key’s original lyrics to the poem, which reference slavery.

In August 2017, Rye also called for America to pull down statues honoring George Washington and Thomas Jefferson.

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