Philly Mayor: I Stand for Anthem ‘Because I’m a Privileged White Male’ Philly Mayor: I Stand for Anthem ‘Because I’m a Privileged White Male’ – NTK Network

Philly Mayor: I Stand for Anthem ‘Because I’m a Privileged White Male’

Mayor Jim Kenney, following the president's cancellation of the Eagles' visit to the White House, blasted Trump's stance on the national anthem.

By NTK Staff | 06.05.2018 @9:38am

Responding to President Trump’s cancellation of the Philadelphia Eagles’ visit to the White House, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney told CNN that he can stand for the national anthem because he is ” a privileged white male.”

“Athletes are American citizens who have the first amendment right to express their views,” Kenney said.

“I stand when the anthem’s played with my hand over my heart because I’m a privileged white male,” he added. “There are other people in this country who the issue of this country has affected them differently.”

The mayor told CNN’s John Berman that players “have a right to express their discontent.”

The NFL recently banned the practice of kneeling during the national anthem.

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