Psaki: National Anthem Protests Highlight Failures Of The United States


White House press secretary Jen Psaki said Wednesday that President Joe Biden supported protests of the national anthem at sporting events.

“[P]art of the pride in our country means recognizing moments where we as a country haven’t lived up to our highest ideals,” she said, characterizing Biden’s position.

Psaki spoke about the national anthem protests after she was asked by a reporter to react to the Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s decision to stop playing the national anthem altogether before their games.

According to a source close to Cuban, he made his decision not to play the anthem before games because “many feel anthem doesn’t represent them.”

Psaki said that she had not spoken with the … (Read more)

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