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Trump continues to blast anthem protests

Trump continues to blast anthem protests”

Trump is now embroiled in a five-day controversy with the NFL since he first commented on players protesting the National Anthem at a rally in Alabama on Friday.

"The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race". But in a brief interview Monday evening, Kelly told CNN he is "appalled" by what he sees as a lack of respect for the flag and national anthem. Notably, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said "divisive comments", like the ones made by Trump "demonstrate an unfortunate lack of respect for the NFL".

But for some, Trump's argument with professional athletes had everything to do with race.

"It's on an island in the middle of an ocean", Trump said.

The players who joined the protest said they did so to draw attention to disparities in the treatment of racial minorities in the United States, including incidents of police brutality directed at African-Americans.

The president argued that it has been more hard to deliver food, water and other supplies to Puerto Rico than it was to reach victims in Texas or Florida after earlier storms. Several teams stayed in the locker room during the anthem.

Trump has a history of engaging in racially fraught battles, from spending years promoting the false story that Barack Obama, the nation's first black president, was not born in the United States, to his campaign promise to temporarily ban Muslims from the United States.

The apparel maker weighed in amid a public showdown between President Trump and the athletes who refuse to stand during "The Star-Spangled Banner".

More than half of Americans, or 52 percent, said in a September 2016 Marist Poll that sports leagues should require their players to stand for the national anthem.

"Americans deserve the ability to assume that tributes for our men and women in military uniform are genuine displays of national pride, which many are, rather than taxpayer-funded DOD marketing gimmicks", the report said.

White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said that anti-racism protests should not be directed at the flag. He said the plan was to be with the Steelers captains at the front of the team but still inside the tunnel. "It's a win for him at the end of the day".

- The news was not all good for NFL TV partners. Both are top legislative priorities for him and his party.

"It really doesn't take that long to type out 140 characters", she said. Since then, he has tweeted or retweeted on the subject more than 20 times.

Trump - while holding a joint news conference with Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy - also reiterated his belief that it is "very important" that the NFL should not allow people to kneel during the National Anthem, calling it "disgraceful".

"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, '" Trump said at a rally in Alabama for Alabama Senate candidate Luther StrangeLuther Johnson StrangeMoore laments racial division between 'reds and yellows" Corker pressed as reelection challenges mount Trump to visit Alabama in support of Strange MORE (R) on Friday.

On Saturday, Trump rescinded a White House invitation for Stephen Curry, a star player on the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors. Now of course, Robert, NASCAR has always been deemed a white sport.

President Donald Trump is up and tweeting, and his target is the NFL. Many coaches locked arms with the players.



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