2017-10-01 19:37:39 UTC
A Tucson police officer is attracting national attention this week after
posting a video sharply critical of protests by NFL players during the
playing of the anthem.
Officer Brandon Tatum has spoken openly about his conservative political
opinions since March 2016, when he posted a video about attending a Donald
Trump rally in Tucson as a civilian, saying the event had opened his mind.
That video was viewed more than half a million times on various YouTube
accounts and got him mentions in the Washington Post and on Breitbart. This
week, he has another viral hit on his hands.
Tatum posted a YouTube video titled "Now I have had enough - Why The Flag
Means So Much To Americans" on Sunday, the same day more than 200 NFL
players kneeled or linked arms during the national anthem in defiance of
President Donald Trump and to protest injustices.:
Speaking of athletes who are protesting, he said "these clowns are doing
stuff off of trendiness."
"Quit taking a knee and protesting and crying like a baby because at the end
of the day all you’re doing is pissing people off," he said in the live
video on his public Facebook page, which has since been shared more than