Michael Bradley, the captain of the United States of America‘s men national team and Major League Soccer club Toronto FC, has described the president of his country, President Donald Trump as “completely empty”.
The ranting of the 32-year-old soccer star was ignited by the brutal murder of an African-American George Floyd by a white police officer. The police officer was captured on camera placing a knee on the neck of the 46-year-old black man for almost 9 minutes until he died.
Since the incident happened, the USA has gone into a form of unrest where different groups have trooped to the streets to protest against the oppression of the black race and police brutality. The protest has also spread to other major parts of the world where the discrimination of blacks is dominant.
As people are asking for justice for George Floyd and other black people who have been gruesomely murdered by the police just because of the colour of their skin, Michael Bradley argued that the poor leadership of Trump should be blamed for what is happening in the United States.
“We have a president who is completely empty. There isn’t a moral bone in his body,” Bradley said on a media conference call.
“There’s no leadership. There’s no leadership from the president, there’s no leadership from the Republican senators who have sat back and been totally complicit in everything he’s done for the last three and a half years.
“I’m angry, I’m horrified, I’m sad and I’m determined to do anything and everything I can to try to be a part of the fix. Because it has to end. And we all have to be part of that fix. If we want any chance to start to fix those things, then Trump can’t be president, it’s as simple as that.
“I just hope that people are able to go to the polls in November and think about more than just what is good for them, more than what is good for their own status, their own business, their own tax return. I hope that people can go to the polls and understand that in so many ways, the future of our country and the future of our democracy is at stake.
“We need as many people as possible to understand that at a real level, to think about what four more years with Trump as president, what that would mean, how terrible that would be for so many people.”
The agitation against George Floyd Murder has almost overshadowed the coronavirus pandemic which has killed over 100,000 people in the country since February. A number of people have broken all the social distancing rule in the US to protest the murder of the black American.