Many athletes launched a scathing attack on Trump after the ongoing protests that struck several US states following the death of George Floyd, an African American who was killed by a white policeman.
“I don’t think Trump is the right man for the president’s position, and I don’t think he understands the responsibilities he has in the country in general, I think he’s ignorant, and I don’t think he is a man who sticks to his word,” McKennie said, in an interview with the Sport Blade newspaper.
He concluded: “In my view, it can be called a racist.”
In one of the Bundesliga games, McKennie had a badge on his hand that read “Justice for George”, and so did players in other teams in the German championship, each expressing his way of solidarity with Floyd.
The 21-year-old, who grew up in Texas and joined Schalke 2016 in 2016, scored twice in 20 league appearances this season with the team.
McKennie participated in 19 games with the United States team and scored six goals.
It is noteworthy that teams and players frequently in several football tournaments around the world expressed solidarity with Floyd and condemned the racism that was the reason behind his killing.