Here’s what the president has to say about players kneeling for the flag today.
Several NFL players kneeled or locked arms while the national anthem played before their games today. A couple of teams decided to skip the anthem entirely and stay in the locker room.
The increased attention on the inequality protests taking place during the national anthem comes after President Trump said the “sons of bitches” who kneel deserve to be suspended or kicked out of the league.
Trump, who told reporters he watched a “little bit” of the NFL’s action today, just responded to the players kneeling. He says he likes the showcasing of unity with the linking of arms, but does not like the kneeling before the flag. Trump says it’s disrespectful.
Here’s his full comment:
— CNN (@CNN) September 24, 2017