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Marshawn Lynch's Mother Fires Back at Trump

When Oakland Raiders’ Marshawn Lynch became the target of President Donald Trump’s cyber bullying, his mother delivered a well-played response.


Delisa Lynch, mother of the Raiders’ running back, responded to the president’s tweet that her son be suspended from the NFL after he did not stand for the Star-Spangled Banner at a game in Mexico but appeared to stand for the Mexican national anthem.

In 2014 Trump attempted to purchase the Buffalo Bills when Ralph Wilson, the team’s founder, passed away at 95 years old. According to Sports Illustrated, after several months of bidding, Trump lost to Terry Pegula. Multi-billionaire Pegula is a founder of Black River Entertainment, an independent country music label based in Nashville, and has various investments in natural gas and real estate.

Even before his presidential run, Trump was still childish in his Twitter usage, taking to the platform to say he didn’t really want the Bills anyway.

He later told Sports Illustrated that had bid about $1 billion.

“I bid a billion dollars, all cash on the table. He bought it for a billion-two, I believe, although they say it was a billion-four. I think he got it for a billiontwo,” Trump reported to SI in September 2015.

Over the weekend, when the Raiders took on the New England Patriots in Mexico, the American and Mexican national anthems both played. Lynch reportedly sat down during the American national anthem but stood up during the Mexican one.

According to media outlets, though, this may not have even been intentional.

“He was getting some equipment fixed so it may have been a coincidence, but the visual was Lynch sitting during the Star Spangled Banner and standing during its Mexican counterpart,” CBS Sports reported.

“Lynch was actually standing during the first few bars of ‘The Star-Spangled Banner’ on Sunday before taking a seat,” ESPN wrote. “And while he stood for the Mexican anthem, he was not completely at attention.”

Trump on Sunday also blasted the father of one of the three UCLA basketball players who was detained in China, saying he did not express enough gratitude a move that one lawmaker blasted as unbecoming for the office of the president.

“The President would have left American students in a foreign jail because their families didn’t lavish sufficient praise on him. How can someone in such a big office be so small” tweeted Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.)

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