If it seems like President Trump has spent a lot of time in Twitter fights with the parents of famous athletes, that’s because he has.
While still engaged in a highly visible dispute with LaVar Ball, over just who should get the credit for springing Ball’s son from house arrest in China. Trump took to Twitter and criticized Raiders running back Marshawn Lynch for sitting during the U.S. anthem but standing for the Mexican national anthem, prior to playing the Patriots in Mexico City.
Marshawn Lynch of the NFL’s Oakland Raiders stands for the Mexican Anthem and sits down to boos for our National Anthem. Great disrespect! Next time NFL should suspend him for remainder of season. Attendance and ratings way down.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 20, 2017
That tweet brought forth a response from Marshawn Lynch’s mother, Delisa Lynch, who trolled the president, saying:
what NFL team do Trump own ? oh yeah they wouldnt let him have one ,!! LMAO https://t.co/1rPa5jfMjE
— Delisa Lynch (@MommaLynch24) November 20, 2017
Saying the NFL not let Trump “have” a team, is a reference to the president’s failed bid to purchase the Buffalo Bills in 2014.
Other prominent Oakland figures spoke out in support of Delisa Lynch. Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf said, in reference to President Trump, “The bully-in-chief needs to worry about his own approval ratings and stop picking on people.”
According to the Washington Post, Linda Del Rio, wife of Raiders coach Jack Del Rio, tweeted that she regretted voting for Trump. Though, that tweet has since been deleted.
Perhaps no one should be all that surprised that the Lynch household would be at odds with 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. In September, Marshawn Lynch showed up to a game wearing a T-shirt that read: “Everybody vs. Trump.”
As for Delisa Lynch, she retweeted this gem several hours after trolling President Trump:
If you still support Trump then yes, you’re racist, sexist, condone his sexual misconduct & you’re a member of the most dangerous cult America’s ever seen. #TrumpCult
— Scott Dworkin (@funder) November 21, 2017
Retweets don’t equal endorsements, but, Delisa Lynch may not be the most objective person in the world.