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Pat Tillman's Widow Does Not Want Her Husband's Honorable Death To Be Apart Of Donald Trump's Divisive Narrative

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Marie Tillman

Marie Tillman is honoring her late husband's legacy.

After a weekend of calling NFL players — the majority of whom are black — "sons of bitches," Donald Trump continued his tweet storm against athletes using their American right to peaceful protest.

On Monday, Trump retweeted a photo of Pat Tillman in an attempt to promote his opinion on players choosing to kneel during the National Anthem.

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For those of you who don't know, Pat was a football star who gave up a multi-million dollar contract with the Arizona Cardinals to join the Army Rangers in the months after the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. He was killed two years later by friendly fire during a tour of duty in Afghanistan. He was 27.

After Trump tried to pull her husband's legacy into his divisive rhetoric, Marie released a statement to CNN criticizing POTUS for politicizing Pat's death.

The widow said:

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