Ugh. So much wrong with this. How to begin?NFL players rip Donald Trump for his take on concussions
Donald Trump's popularity with NFL players seems to be going slightly down this week after he called them soft during a campaign stop in Florida on Wednesday.
A woman fainted during Trump's event, but that didn't keep her away -- she was able to return after briefly receiving treatment from some nearby medics. When the woman returned, Trump said that she was tougher than NFL players, who sometimes sit out the season after suffering a concussion.
"That woman was out cold, and now she's coming back. See, we don't go by these new, and very much softer, NFL rules. Concussions -- 'Uh oh, got a little ding on the head? No, no, you can't play for the rest of the season' -- our people are tough," Trump said.
First of all, fainting is not the same thing as a concussion. You'd think that would be obvious to all but the lowest-grade moron, but apparently it's still beyond Trump.
Second, here's Mr. Macho rearing his ugly head again. Trump, who's probably never done anything physical in his life, refers to the brain getting slammed around inside the skull as "a little ding". You know, 'cause a concussion is a trivial thing. Just ask Muhammed Ali or Junior Seau. Oh wait, you can't.
NFL players didn't take kindly to Thurston Jackass III's remarks:
"Let him get hit like that one time," (Giants tight end Larry) Donnell told the New York Post this week. "He won't be on that microphone talking after that."
Jets linebacker Lorenzo Mauldin echoed Donnell's point, saying Trump's never taken the kind of hit to the head that players experience in an NFL game...
Jets safety Calvin Pryor called the comments "sickening."
"That's very disrespectful for him to even speak on that matter," Pryor said. "Guys who go out there and risk their lives and play for greater things, just to say some foolishness like that, man, it's not right. For someone who (could be) one of the presidents someday, it's not right. It's kind of sickening, honestly."