Onetime Apprentice contestant Piers Morgan writes:
From the start of the protests, the President has done nothing but pour ‘when the looting starts, the shooting starts’ fuel onto the flames, acting as a divisive lightening rod with his incendiary rhetoric. Now we’re told he’s so unsettled by this reaction that he is planning to make an address to the nation this week on ‘race and unity.’
It’s too late for words read off an autocue to have much effect at this stage. No, if President Trump really wants to make a statement about race and unity, one that rocks the entire world, then with the American people watching live on TV, he should simply take the knee in the Oval Office.
In one stunning moment, Trump could heal so many wounds, unify so much of the country, and quite probably get himself re-elected. Because it would show he finally gets it, and actually cares. Of course, it’s the very last thing anyone would expect him to do. But if Trump’s one thing, he’s constantly surprising. Do it, Mr President – take the knee.