A firing offense?

A firing offense?

by digby

We know that the president of the United States thinks NFL players should be fired for kneeling during the National Anthem. His treasury secretary says that people don't have free speech on the job.

Should this man be fired"

A fire chief from Pennsylvania has apologized for calling Steelers coach Mike Tomlin a “no-good n*gger” after his team did not come out onto the field for the national anthem during this Sunday’s game against the Chicago Bears.

CBS Pittsburgh reports that Paul Smith, the chief of the volunteer fire department in Cecil Township, Pennsylvania, posted on Facebook that Tomlin “just added himself to the list of no-good n*ggers” for his decision to note take the field during the anthem.

“Yes, I said it,” Smith added afterward.

Many people in the town reacted angrily to Smith’s post, and said it was inappropriate for a town official to spout racism.

“I’m completely upset, especially for a town like this, coming from the fire chief, that’s disrespectful in my eyes,” said Cecil Township resident Dylan Pareso. “I don’t agree with it one bit.”

Smith apparently realized that he’d made a big mistake, as he quickly sent a message to CBS Pittsburgh apologizing for his racist rant.

“I am embarrassed at this,” he said. “I want to apologize. I was frustrated and angry at the Steelers not standing the anthem. This had nothing to do with my Fire Department. I regret what I said.”
Is that ok? Or should people worry about a government employee charged with keeping the whole community safe who publicly uses the "n" word when he gets angry?

He's just one guy. But there are millions like him and Trump is activating their racism for his own gain. Dividing this country is what he does. After all, this is a guy who's preparation for the presidency was birtherism.