Home » Caribbean News » Jamaican Usain Bolt Stays Silent But Tweeters Clap Back Hard On Donald Trump

Jamaican Usain Bolt Stays Silent But Tweeters Clap Back Hard On Donald Trump

usain-bolt-interrupts-interview-for-anthem

Trump tweeted this interview where Usain Bolt interrupted the interviewer to stand silently for the US anthem.

News Americas, NEW YORK, NY, Thurs. Sept. 28, 2017: The World’s Fastest man has yet to respond to US President Donald Trump’s tweet of a 2012 video that shows him cutting off an interview so he can stand in silence for “The Star-Spangled Banner” but tweeters have clapped back aplenty on his behalf.

The Twitter controversy comes after Trump brought Bolt into his criticism of NFL athletes kneeling for the anthem in protest of racism in the USA by tweeting Tuesday night: “Even Usain Bolt from Jamaica, one of the greatest runners and athletes of all time, showed RESPECT for our National Anthem.” Here are 10 tweeters who clapped back hard.

1: @DarrenDMart
“To rass! Trump got the nerve to bring Jamaica/Usain Bolt into this, he just messed up! Gwan go sit one side yuh chat too much ”

To rass! Trump got the nerve to bring Jamaica/Usain Bolt into this, he just messed up! Gwan go sit one side yuh chat too much

2: @onlyshadiomar – “My yute bring Usain inna it. Him wicked fi true.”

My yute bring Usain inna it. Him wicked fi true.

— shadiomar. (@onlyshadiomar) September 27, 2017

3: Londoner @mazalghul – “So basically ‘why can’t you blacks just shut up and comply, this black can.’ What a joke.”

So basically ‘why can’t you blacks just shut up and comply, this black can’. What a joke
t.co/ABMFnHselZ

— mayyo

4: @robertmurray – “Let me just speak for all Jamaicans on this one: Please keep Jamaica and our national heroes out of your racist tweets. ”

Let me just speak for all Jamaicans on this one: Please keep Jamaica and our national heroes out of your racist tweets.

5: @shawist – “Pretty sure Trump learned about Usain Bolt’s existence 10 minutes ago.”

Pretty sure Trump learned about Usain Bolt’s existence 10 minutes ago

— old peasant man (@shawist) September 27, 2017

 

6: @jighost22 –“Don’t you think that Usain bolt be upset about being used as an example!! Oh and did you ask his permission to use this clip #trump!!!”

Don’t you think that Usain bolt be upset about being used as an example !! Oh and did you ask his permission to use this clip #trump !!!

— John ingram (@jighost22) September 27, 2017

 

7: @shawcochrane – “Bolt is showing sportsmanship and respect to his fellow athletes, not the anthem. USA does the same. Trump is a dolt.”

I’m a track coach. Bolt is showing sportsmanship and respect to his fellow athletes, not the anthem. USA does the same. Trump is a dolt.

— Shawn Cochrane (@shawcochrane) September 27, 2017

 

8: @t_is_for_trish – “Mr Trump, as a J’can, I’m proud to knw tht u knw our Bolt. But on behalf of most all Jamaicans we decline ur offer for negative publicity.”

Mr Trump, as a J’can, I’m proud to knw tht u knw our Bolt. But on behalf of most all Jamaicans we decline ur offer for negative publicity.

— Trishana Dalling (@t_is_for_trish) September 27, 2017

 

9: @eugenegu2 – “Trump translator: “Even this black guy stands for the anthem. All other blacks should too.”

10: @JamaicaOlympics – “Please leave the boss out of your politricks.”

Please leave The Boss out of your politricks. t.co/jMi4r4ajEL

— Team Jamaica (@JamaicaOlympics) September 27, 2017