Published: Fri, May 25, 2018
Life&Culture | By Rose Hansen

President Trump Praises NFL Owners For New National Anthem Policy

President Trump Praises NFL Owners For New National Anthem Policy

President Donald Trump has praised an NFL ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, questioning whether such protesters should stay in the US.

He added. "Maybe you shouldn't be in the country".

The players have been protesting over perceived police brutality since 2016. "I brought it out". This comes as no surprise, considering that Trump weighed in on the issue repeatedly past year in speeches and in social media, at one point even calling the protesting players "sons of bitches".

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these National Football League owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, 'Get that son of a bitch off the field right now, out, he's fired".

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"That's a total disrespect of our heritage". Any violations of the new rules would result in fines against teams. Players can stay in the locker room, if they wish. They were previously required to be present on the field.

During an interview with Fox and Friends Thursday morning, President Trump applauded the move. "I don't think people should be staying in the locker rooms, but still I think it's good. you have to stand proudly for the National Anthem".

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President Donald Trump has commented on the NFL's new rule against USA national-anthem protests, giving it his broad support and suggesting that players seeking to protest during the anthem should perhaps leave the US.

"If the team gets fined, that's just something I'll have to bear".

New York Jets chairman Christopher Johnson told Newsday that he voted for the new policy because "I felt I had to support it from a membership standpoint". "I never want to put restrictions on the speech of our players". Numerous players around the league followed suit with varying responses from team owners and coaches.

"This is fear of a diminished bottom line".

The president also defended his decision to fire Comey last May, calling him a "rotten apple". "This is not patriotism".

Both are Republicans, although it's unclear whether their objections to the kneeling are rooted in their "partisan political affiliation", given that Mr. Kaepernick hasn't framed his protest as anti-Republican and isn't known as a member of the Democratic Party or any other political party. I'm someone who's always looked at the anthem as a declaration of ideals, including the right to peaceful protest.

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