Psaki On Dallas Mavericks Stopping National Anthem Before Games: It’s About Recognizing U.S. Isn’t Perfect


Daily Wire: White House press secretary Jen Psaki signaled that President Joe Biden respected Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban’s decision to stop playing the national anthem before NBA games, a decision that he walked back following backlash.

“Cuban, the owner of the Dallas Mavericks, said Tuesday night that he had instructed the team to stop playing the national anthem before its home games this season,” The New York Times reported. “‘It was my decision, and I made it in November,’ Cuban said. He declined to comment further.”

A haughty look, a proud heart,
And the plowing of the wicked are sin. Proverbs 21:4

Fox News reporter Peter Doocy asked Psaki about the issue during the White House press briefing on Wednesday.

“Two topics,” Doocy said. “First of all, what does President Biden think about the Dallas Mavericks’ owner, Mark Cuban, deciding to indefinitely stop playing the national anthem before his National Basketball Association games?”

“Well, I haven’t spoken with the president about the decision by Mark Cuban on the Dallas Mavericks — or the, I should say, the national anthem — but I know he’s incredibly proud to be an American and has great respect for the anthem and all that it represents, especially for our men and women serving in uniform around the world,” Psaki responded. “He’d also say that, of course, that part of the — that pride in our country means recognizing moments where we as a country haven’t lived up to our highest ideals, which is often and at times what people are speaking to when they take action at sporting events. Read More

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