Trumped… A Nation Divided. What’s Your Take On Donald Trump’s Issue With Our Athletes?

In what has come to be one of the more surreal moments of the Trump administration, the U.S. president has drawn criticism “on many sides” for his latest digital barrage targeting a variety of American sports institutions and figures. Among them: the NFL, the NBA-championship winning Golden State Warriors and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.

This specific tweet storm began on Friday night, where Trump rescinded his invitation to the White House to the Golden State Warriors because of star player Stephen Curry’s “hesitation” to commit to a visit:

The Warriors responded in kind with a rebuttal:

This exchange drew the ire of LeBron James, who used the opportunity to defend Steph Curry while calling Trump a “bum” and telling him that going to the White House “was a great honor until you showed up!”

Things got progressively weirder as Trump then began to move onto NFL players like quarterback Colin Kaepernick who has taken to kneeling during the national anthem as a means of protesting and highlighting continued racial inequality. Trump went so far as to motion that the NFL should fire the “sons-of-bitches” who refused to stand for the national anthem, and then decried that the sport of football was declining in ratings and quality because it was getting too soft—as in, players are no longer hitting each other hard enough.

His remarks essentially set off a bunch of other people in the sports world—former supporters and longtime detractors alike. Bob Kraft, owner of the Super Bowl championship-winning New England Patriots and noted friend of Trump was said to have been “deeply disappointed” by his comments.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell responded with a statement of his own, focusing on the NFL’s efforts to help out in the aftermath of several notable natural disasters that have recently occurred:

But it looks like Trump’s commentary may have backfired. According to The Wall Street Journal, during Sunday’s NFL games, more players than ever took a knee. The Pittsburgh Steelers even stayed in their locker room during the national anthem. On Saturday, the practice even reached Major League Baseball, as Bruce Maxwell of the Oakland A’s became the first baseball player to take a knee.

We’ll continue to update this story as it progresses.

Facebook Unveils 2014’s Most Popular Topics

Social media leviathan Facebook has published its 2014 Year In Review, revealing the most popular trending topics on the all-encompassing social network. The popular news stories, songs, athletes, entertainers, movies, TV series and the Ice Bucket Challenges are all included, giving insight into what was on everyones lips (/keyboards) over the course of the year. Check out the full list below.

Top Global Topics 2014

1. World Cup 2014
2. Ebola virus outbreak
3. Brazilian Elections
4. Robin Williams‘ Death
5. Ice Bucket Challenge
6. Israeli invasion of Gaza
7. Malaysia Airlines MH370
8. The Super Bowl
9. Michael Brown’s Death / Ferguson Riots
10. Sochi Winter Olympics

Most Checked-In Places in the U.S.

1. Disney Parks (Walt Disney World, Disneyland, Epcot, Disney’s California Adventure etc.)
2. Universal Studios Hollywood
3. Times Square
4. Yosemite National Park
5. Grand Canyon National Park
6. Yellowstone National Park
7. Yankee Stadium
8. Las Vegas Strip
9. Hollywood Walk of Fame
10. Madison Square Garden

Most Talked-About Athletes in the U.S.

1. LeBron James
2. Derek Jeter
3. Floyd Mayweather Jr.
4. Lionel Messi
5. Peyton Manning
6. Carmelo Anthony
7. Tim Howard
8. Luis Suarez
9. Cristiano Ronaldo
10. Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Most Talked-About Entertainers in the U.S.

1. Beyoncé
2. Pharrell Williams
3. Nicki Minaj
4. Taylor Swift
5. Jimmy Fallon
6. Iggy Azalea
7. Katy Perry
8. Pitbull
9. John Legend
10. Kim Kardashian

Most Talked-About TV shows in the U.S.

1. Game of Thrones
2. Orange is the New Black
3. The Walking Dead
4. The Big Bang Theory
5. Downton Abbey
6. American Horror Story
7. Sons of Anarchy
8. True Detective
9. How I Met Your Mother
10. Scandal

Most Talked-About Movies in the U.S.

1. Frozen
2. Guardians of the Galaxy
3. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles
4. Maleficent
5. The Lego Movie
6. The Fault in Our Stars
7. Transformers: Age of Extinction
8. Gone Girl
9. The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1
10. The Purge: Anarchy

Most Talked-About Songs in the U.S.

1. “Happy” – Pharrell
2. “All of Me” – John Legend
3. “Stay with Me” – Sam Smith
4. “Turn Down for What” – DJ Snake & Lil Jon
5. “Let It Go” (from Frozen) – Idina Menzel
6. “Drunk in Love” – Beyoncé, featuring Jay-Z
7. “Anaconda” – Nicki Minaj
8. “Shake It Off” – Taylor Swift
9. “Rude” – Magic!
10. “Fancy” – Iggy Azalea featuring Charli XCX

Most Viewed Ice Bucket Challenge Videos in the U.S.

1. George W. Bush
2. Will Smith
3. Shakira
4. Mark Wahlberg
5. David Beckham
6. Lady Gaga
7. Steve-O
8. Bill Gates
9. Verne J. Troyer
10. Prince Royce