Rahm Emanuel Compares Athletes Kneeling to Worshippers Kneeling Before Their God

‘America has fallen short of its promise’
By Grabien Staff

GOLDBERG: “No, no. I concur, but we were talking earlier in the show about athletes taking a knee, and someone told me you had a change of heart on this. What — what did they mean?”

EMANUEL: “Well, you know, when it first happened three years ago when Colin took a knee, I was, like, you know, you have to respect America, and I didn’t think that was appropriate. And, you know, at the religious services Aya holiday, Jewish services, Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur we actually in the middle of services, do take a knee and bow to God in our humbleness and understand that we have work to do to live up to God’s image and doing God’s work. And as I started to expand my reading in the Islamic faith, the Catholic faith, a key moment, one takes a knee in both respect to God, but also humbly knowing that our work — seeing God’s work here on Earth is not done. And when you step back and look ate, John Lewis at the bridge took a knee, and Dr. King. Here is a knee is out of to the flag and what it represents about America, not out of disrespect, but that America has fallen short of its promise. And if you look at religions of many faiths, bowing is understanding humbly that our work is not done, and if I — so my view began to change thinking of it both as a Jew, as a key moment between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur as we think about our work, that we respect the flag, but America has work to do to achieve the ideals that that flag represents.”

GOLDBERG: “You are the best.”

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