Vice President Mike Pence delivered a fiery speech before the 2018 Conservative Political Action Conference -commonly referred to as CPAC- Thursday morning, saying 2017 was the “most consequential year” for the conservative moment and blasting the NFL after months of players disrespecting the national anthem.
“It is great to be back at CPAC and I stand here today with profound gratitude to say that because of all of you, because of the conservative majorities in Congress you’ve helped elect, and because of the strong leadership in the President you put in the White House, 2017 was the most consequential year in the history of the conservative movement,” said the Vice President.
“I’m here because I stand with President Trump. I’m here because we stand with the conservative moment. Come to think of it, we always stand for our flag and our national anthem as well,” added Pence.
The crowd immediately broke out in applause, with CPAC audience members chanting U-S-A after the Vice President’s not-so-subtle jab at the NFL.
The President has been an outspoken critic of the National Football League; urging a nationwide boycott after “disgraceful” players repeatedly “took a knee” during the performance of the US national anthem.
Watch the Vice President’s comments below:
h/t Daily Caller
AMERICA’S GAME? NFL Blocks New AD MOCKING North Korean Dictator
The National Football League continues to struggle with patriotic fans and furious viewers as it heads into its iconic Super Bowl weekend; this time rejecting an advertisement poking fun at North Korean despot Kim Jong Un.
According to the Daily Caller, the ad takes a light-hearted jab at the brutal dictator, with an actor portraying Kim attempting -but failing- to steal AML BitCoin’s “crypto-currency” to highlight the digital cash’s security measures against foreign hackers.
Apparently, the advertisement was “too political” for the National Football League, which made headlines throughout the 2017 season for overt political demonstrations on the field.
“We have been informed by our media buyers that the network carrying the NFL’s Super Bowl game, NBC, will not accept our television ad ‘North Korea Can’t Steal AML BitCoin’ for placement during the broadcast.” AML Bitcoin president Marcus Andrade said.
“An ad taking Kim Jong-un, dictator of North Korea, to task in a humorous and biting way should not be offensive to anyone,” he added. “Our ad reminds viewers that Kim Jong-un and his army of hackers have been stealing billions of dollars of Bitcoin and other digital currencies for the past few years.”
The NFL’s rejection comes just days after the league angered patriotic fans when it refused to allow a veteran’s group to place a pro-American advertisement in the official Super Bowl program.
h/t Daily Caller
AMERICAN HERO: Disabled Veteran REFUSES AWARD from 'Tainted' NFL Team
“Although I am touched and honored to be selected for such an award, the ongoing controversy with NFL players’ disrespect for the national flag forces me to decline to participate in the presentation,” Wells said.
“I am unable, in good conscience, to enter an NFL stadium while this discourtesy prevails. Since this award is tainted with the dishonorable actions of the NFL and its players, I cannot accept it,” he added.
The NFL has been struggling to regain its footing following weeks of players choosing to “take a knee” during the performance of the US national anthem.
The ensuing controversy gained national attention when President Trump called for a total boycott of the NFL until officials and owners require players to stand during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’