President Trump’s Fox News Interview On NFL Kneeling

President Trump gave an interview to Fox News’ Fox and Friends this week, and gave a candid reaction about the National Football League’s (NFL) reversal on the kneeling controversy, which President Trump has spoken out on for almost a year.

Fox News reports:


“President Trump said on “Fox & Friends” Thursday he agrees with the NFL’s new rule which prohibits players from kneeling on the field during the national anthem. “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 or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there. Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country,” Trump said.

The league will allow players to stay in the locker room during the anthem and teams will be fined if their players kneel on the field.

Brian Kilmeade asked Trump whether he feels responsible for pushing the league toward the resolution.Trump said he doesn’t feel personally responsible, adding that the American people pushed the league to make the new rule. “This country is very smart, we have very smart people,” he said. “

The president took issue with the widespread disrespect of the American flag and the national anthem last year when San Francisco’s Colin Kaepernick started the kneeling trend among NFL players. Other reports indicate that owners fought for the new policy behind the scenes because of the president’s disapproval, and his supporters’ anger toward the league.

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Tony Winters
Tony Winters
2 years ago

Aside from having nothing to watch on a Sunday I doubt that the country would miss the NFL if it packed up and either left the country or just shut down. I for one haven’t watched a football game in years. The players are over paid and under perform. If you listen to them when they ae interviewed they can hardly put together a coherent sentence. Most of them don’t have the brains God gave a bed bug, they have more than just about any person in the country and they blow their money on drugs. Most are a total waste of carbon.

Stan Lee
Stan Lee
2 years ago

As far as I’m concerned, I was interested in the Phila. Eagles fortunes, because it’s my home-town team. Apart from that, these NFL prima-donnas have no business piggy-backing on an NFL game time and TV to protest/demonstrate for their interests which caught fire by misappropriating game time and TV for their disrespect to our flag and anthem. We are a nation of 320 millions and among that vast population are athletes who’ll never get a chance, because most of the NFL players got their starts with scholarships to big university football programs. Yet, the NFL players who “made it” out of unheralded schools have made places for themselves despite the absence of big university propaganda. I believe that within a season, the NFL can play quality pro-football without the kneelers and gripers anymore, there has to be players yet unrecruited in a 320 millions population and team management and owners who invest in mighty big payrolls should be managing their businesses without the indignant kneeling players, fist raisers, and disrespectful individuals whose sole talents are in the game while owners and patrons pay the bills for expensive tickets and contracts. Until these players understand who really is in the cat-birds seat, I’m a college football fan, the players of those schools do respect our flag and anthem, both of which are part of my life which was devoted in service to our nation while in uniform, before and after too.

2 years ago

If the players stay in the lockers for the national anthem, they should stay there for the game, too

Shirley Ann
Shirley Ann
1 year ago

President Trump & the American People think that all of us should Stand & Respect our Flag & Respect the National Anthem.
That is Not Too Much to expect from Millionaires, who are on the Courts & Fields because this Great Country permits All to Achieve, regardless of the Tinge of their Skin.
I live near the Jacksonville Jaguar City, where the Owner, Shad Khan & his Team traveled to England to Protest the US Anthem, but Stood Respectfully when the Brit Anthem was performed.
I could Just Spit Cotton over that Disrespect & share the President’s Deep Belief in Our Great Country.
No More, Stand Up for the USA.