Curation Example: Trump, The NFL, and What It Means For His Approval Ratings

Last fall President Trump decided to weigh in on the growing number of NFL players taking a knee in peaceful protest of social injustices across the country. It got very contentious and intense, politically as well as socially. And President Trump, as usual, used Twitter to fan the flames:

But that wasn’t all. Some players weighed in as well. Here’s a video of someone saying something important about it:

Here’s a fan burning his gear:

For some interesting context about how Trump’s NFL stance affected his voting base, check out this interesting piece from Deadpan last October.

Trump’s approval ratings in 2018. Source: Gallup

Above is a chart demonstrating Trump’s approval ratings at the close of 2017. You can read more about this in an interesting article from Time Magazine.

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About Nick DiUlio

My name is Nick DiUlio, a freelance writer and editor from New Jersey. I have been passionate about the craft of writing since I was old enough to spell, and this love has led to a successful career in journalism and creative nonfiction. As a freelancer, I have covered a wide range of topics and personalities, as my published work has focused on everything from profiles of artists and important political figures to hard-news stories with both national and local appeal; from restaurant and beverage reviews to tips on fashion and finance; from health and wellness pieces to celebrity Q&A’s. My work has appeared in several local, regional and national publications—both in print and online—including Philadelphia Magazine, Slate.com, Miller-McCune, New Jersey Monthly, Eating Well, and Delaware Today. Additionally, I am the South Jersey Bureau Chief for New Jersey Monthly and an adjunct journalism professor at Rowan University. To be sure, the broadness of my body of work seems only to be matched by my boundless interest in almost every subject imaginable (except Warren Zevon). Check out some of my most recently published work here.
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