On Fox Across America with Jimmy Failla, Lt. Col Oliver North talked about his new book We Didn’t Fight for Socialism: America’s Veterans Speak Up and how Olympic athletes are being perceived by other countries when they use their victories to make a political statement.
“If you look at what some of what’s happened at the Olympics, you see athletes out there who have done magnificent jobs as athletes, using their platform for the political purposes of the far left. If you stand there with your hand over your heart when the national anthem is being played, you’re a unique individual today. Look at what’s been going on at the Olympics. And there’s others in other countries doing these things. But this is the United States of America. We’re not a socialist country. We don’t believe in racism. We don’t have Critical Race Theory that runs through our veins. We’re not a bad country. We’re a great country. And what we need are people who are emulated by these young athletes, probably in their educational institutions. Nearly all of them are college athletes. And when you look at what they’re doing on that platform or just before they they go out or just after they’ve finished, those are the kinds of things that people around the world look at and say what a bunch of ungrateful characters these are. They’ve had everything that they wanted. They’ve worked hard as athletes. But what they’re not reflecting that kind of generosity on the part of the American people who’ve funded their opportunities.”