Jeff Sessions speech and Trump tweets: Contradictory.

Sessions Celebrates Free Speech at Event Held Three Hours After Trump’s Call for NFL Speech Code

Sessions Celebrates Free Speech at Event Held Three Hours After Trump’s Call for NFL Speech Code

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Sept. 26 2017 2:19 PM

Sessions Celebrates Free Speech at Event Held Three Hours After Trump’s Call for NFL Speech Code

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Jeff Sessions at Georgetown University in Washington on Tuesday.

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions gave a speech Tuesday at Georgetown whose ostensible purpose was proclaiming the Trump administration's support for free and open intellectual discourse on college campuses. (Its actual goal was seemingly to encourage right-wing resentment toward universities who've declined to host events by intellectually vacuous white-supremacist sewer trolls like Milo Yiannopoulos and Ann Coulter.) Here's one of the lines in his remarks:

Here, meanwhile, is what Sessions' boss, the highest-ranking government official in this great land, wrote three hours ago about the black NFL players engaging in political protest by kneeling during the national anthem:

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A retraction of Trump's remarks in light of their obvious hypocrisy and inappropriateness will no doubt be forthcoming by the end of the day.