Michael Bradley on President Trump” “There isn’t a moral bone in his body.” (Photo courtesy of MLS)
By Michael Lewis
Captain America has taken on the president of America.
U.S. men’s national team captain Michael Bradley called out U.S. president Donald Trump Thursday, claiming there was “zero leadership” in a country that has been challenged by racial unrest in the wake of George Floyd’s murder.
“We have a president who is completely empty. There isn’t a moral bone in his body,” Bradley said on a media conference call, which was reported by Sportnet.ca.
“There’s no leadership. There’s no leadership from the president, there’s no leadership from the Republican senators who have sat back and been totally complicit in everything he’s done for the last 3 1/2 years.”
Bradley, 32, who also is the captain of Toronto FC, added how importance of the November presidential election was.
“I just hope that people are able to go to the polls in November and think about more than just what is good for them, more than what is good for their own status, their own business, their own tax return,” he said. “I hope that people can go to the polls and understand that in so many ways, the future of our country and the future of our democracy is at stake.
“We need as many people as possible to understand that at a real level, to think about what four more years with Trump as president, what that would mean, how terrible that would be for so many people.”
Bradley also felt Trump wasn’t the president to bring the country together, especially about fixing social injustice.
“If we want any chance to start to fix those things, then Trump can’t be president, it’s as simple as that,” he said.
On May 25, Floyd died in Minneapolis, Minn. after Derek Chauvin, a white police officer, put his knee on his neck for eight minutes and 46 seconds while the man was handcuffed face down in the street. Chauvin was arrested and charged with second degree murder. Three other policemen at the scene who did nothing also were arrested.
Bradley said he was stunned by the circumstances leading to Floyd’s death. He was 46.
“I’m angry, I’m horrified, I’m sad and I’m determined to do anything and everything I can to try to be a part of the fix,” he said. “It has to end. And we all have to be part of that fix.”