Real Mockery of National Anthem Was by Mike Pence

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Nancy Armour, USA Today
Vice President Mike Pence turned the anthem into a prop Sunday, co-opting it for a stunt that served no other purpose than to sow division, further enrage the administration’s conservative base and try to cow NFL owners. That it likely deflected attention from yet more neo-Nazi protests in Charlottesville was all the better. Please, though, tell me again how it’s the players who are so disrespectful.