Vietnam veteran expresses support for protestors: "Whatever we are, we're all Americans"

Posted at 8:16 AM, Sep 26, 2017
and last updated 2017-09-26 08:16:28-04

People from both sides of the anthem protest debate are joining the conversation, including veterans.

Robert Davis served in the Army, during the Vietnam War. He said his sacrifices allow even white supremacists the right to free speech.

"We’re all Americans: black, white, racists, non-racists. Whatever we are, we're all Americans,” said Davis. "That’s what’s great about living in America: we have rights."

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Davis is not pleased with President Trump’s language when describing athletes who chose to kneel during the National Anthem.

"Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag say "get that son of a bitch off the field,” asked President Trump.
"The people run this country, not one individual, and damn sure not him," said LeBron James during the Cavs media day on Monday.
The Geauga County Sheriff's Office posted on its Facebook page that the demonstration disrespects any veteran that has ever served. The post also said effective immediately, any off-duty details at NFL games are prohibited.