Video: Michael Thomas Tears Up in Response to President Trump

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Despite a very disappointing 20-6 loss for the Miami Dolphins to the New York Jets on Sunday, there were bigger issues at stake.

In a postgame locker room interview, Dolphins safety Michael Thomas clapped back at the recent comments made by President Donald Trump about NFL players who protest during the United States’ national anthem.

“I’m not going to tell you my first thoughts. As a man, as a father, and as an African American man in the NFL who is one of those ‘sons of bitches’,” Thomas said, “Yeah I take it personally. But it’s bigger than me. I’ve got a daughter. She’s going to have to live in this world. I’m going to do whatever I’ve got to do.”

Earlier this week, Dolphins team owner Stephen Ross issued a press release statement to the media criticizing President Trump.

“Our country needs unifying leadership right now, not more divisiveness. We need to seek to understand each other and have civil discourse instead of condemnation and sound bites. I know our players who kneeled for the anthem and these are smart young men of character who want to make our world a better place for everyone,” Ross said. “They wanted to start a conversation and are making a difference in our community, including working with law enforcement to bring people together. We all can benefit from learning, listening and respecting each other. Sports is a common denominator in our world. We all have the responsibility to use this platform to promote understanding, respect and equality.”

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Andrew Salmi is a recent graduate from California State University, Fullerton after he previously attended Arizona State University. He is a diehard NFL fan and proud to be an editor and staff writer for Dolphin Nation. You can follow him on Twitter @andrewsalmi.