Trump hangs on to feud with National Football League, revives issue with tweets

Sep 29, 2017, 00:26
Trump hangs on to feud with National Football League, revives issue with tweets

"So why is there this disparity about who gets to decide what protest is about?" It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem.

That triggered a historic Sunday of protests across the NFL with hundreds of players kneeling on the field during the national anthem.

As reporters continued to demand answers about Trump's response to the NFL, and specifically to free agent Colin Kaepernick, who was shunned after he began kneeling during the National Anthem previous year to protest police brutality, Sanders flat-out denied that racism played any role in the protest or Trump's comments.

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders argued on Monday that the media was "missing the entire objective of the message" when it came to President Donald Trump's criticism of NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

"If the debate is police brutality then protest the officers rather than the flag", said Sanders. On Sunday, nearly each of the 32 National Football League teams released a statement expressing solidarity with players who chose to participate in pregame demonstrations, and three owners stood with their team's players on the sidelines as the anthem was performed.

On Sunday, a day after announcing that the Golden State Warriors would not be welcome at the White House after star player Stephen Curry expressed misgivings about attending, Trump warmly praised the NHL's Stanley Cup winners the Pittsburgh Penguins.

"Everyone should know, including the president, this is what real locker room talk is", Lockhart said, in an apparent reference to the "Access Hollywood" tapes in which Trump bragged about sexually assaulting women.

But instead of putting the public focus on health care or the tax plan, the president spent four days attacking NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

Critics of Trump didn't miss the racial tensions underlying the conflict. "They won't put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag - they said it loud and clear!"

Sarah, when the - when Colin Kaepernick says that his protest is about fighting police brutality, fighting racial disparity, racial injustice, you're not taking him at his word.

"Since the United States declared war on our country, we will have every right to take countermeasures, including the right to shoot down USA strategic bombers even when they are not inside the airspace border of our country", Ri said.