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Rodgers supports LeBron James, calls not responding to Trump "absolutely beautiful"

Posted: 11:08 AM, Aug 08, 2018
Updated: 2018-08-08 16:08:41Z

GREEN BAY -- Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers had a lot to say regarding the recent National Anthem protests, LeBron James and President Donald Trump. 

In an interview with NFL.com , Rodgers said that the anthem protests "was never about the anthem; it was never about the troops; it was about social equality and racial injustice." The QB also backed up LeBron James after President Trump called him out on Twitter.

This tweet came as James was set to open his I Promise school in his hometown of Akron, Ohio. The I Promise school is a public school that is going to give children an education that they may not be able to afford otherwise.

Rodgers said that the fact that James didn't respond to the president was "absolutely beautiful" and that "I think if we can learn to ignore or not respond to stuff like that – if we can – it takes away the power of statements like that.”