I keep going back and forth between Trump being an idiot or a genius in his ability to manipulate the media.
Before Trump got involved, Kaep was pushing a slowly growing movement that actually had the potential to get eyes on it and agitate for change.
Then, Trump tweeted. The NFL, having to pick one of two sides, got on the OTHER side from Trump, but then realized that Trump had the anthem, flag, and patriotism on HIS side. Ratings started to plunge. So, the NFL decided to get back into the center by having kumbaya moments before the anthem, and then having everyone stand again.
And Kaep is still sitting. But this time by himself. Really weird, the way this all played out.