“Concussions …’Oh, oh! Got a little ding on the head. No, no, you can’t play for the rest of the season,'” he said. “Our people are tough.”
The growing number of NFL players suffering from serious head injuries — including Cam Newton, Jordan Reed, Brandon Flowers, Shea McClellin, Sam Shields and Carson Palmer who are currently ineligible to play because of the league’s concussion policy — probably don’t find his remarks as funny.
The families of former players whose deaths have been related to CTE (chronic traumatic encephalopathy) — such as Frank Gifford, Jovan Belcher and Junior Seau — don’t talk about concussions so flippantly either.
This is not the first time Trump has spoken lightly about the NFL’s increasingly stringent health policies, saying at a rally in Iowa earlier this year, “Football’s become soft like our country has become soft,.”
“What used to be considered a great tackle, a violent head-on [tackle] … You used to see these tackles and it was incredible to watch, right?” he asked his supporters, the Washington Post reported.
Earlier this month, the White House hopeful also offended veterans by suggesting that those who suffer from PTSD aren’t strong and “can’t handle” the “horror stories” they’ve seen in combat, Politico reported.
Watch video of Trump’s latest comments about concussions below.
37 Hollywood Stars for Donald Trump in 2020 (Photos)
With time running out for the President to gain Joe Biden in the polls, here are 34 of Trump's celebrity fans rooting for the President to win a second term.
"I think Trump, no matter what anybody thinks of him, is doing a good job at trying to get these states — and all of the American people — what they need," Dennis Quaid told the Daily Beast in April 2020.
Comedian Roseanne Barr tweeted a picture of herself wearing a "Trump 2020" baseball cap with the caption, "2020 vision."
“All I gotta say is Trump 2020, bitch. Fuck I look like paying an extra 33 in taxes for Biden," rapper Lil Pump said on his Instagram story in October 2020.
Golf legend Jack Nicklaus in a statement on his Twitter "strongly recommend(s) you consider Donald J. Trump for another four years. I certainly have and have already cast my vote for him!"
Lil Wayne shocked fans on Oct. 29 when he tweeted a photo of himself with President Trump. He captioned the pic by saying that "besides what he’s done so far with criminal reform, the platinum plan is going to give the community real ownership."
NFL Legend Brett Favre tweeted, "In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump."