The president sent another national anthem-related tweet this morning.
Earlier this morning, President Trump sent out a tweet applauding the efforts of Roger Goodell when it comes to “demanding” players to stand for the national anthem.
However, that’s not an accurate representation of the letter that the NFL commissioner sent to the executives of every NFL team.
Yesterday, Roger Goodell sent a letter explaining the NFL owners plan to meet next week to discuss protests during the national anthem.
Here’s President Trump’s tweet.
It is about time that Roger Goodell of the NFL is finally demanding that all players STAND for our great National Anthem-RESPECT OUR COUNTRY
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 11, 2017
ESPN’s Adam Schefter has now released a statement from the NFL that seems to be in direct response to the president’s tweet.
Here’s what the NFL had to say, per Adam Schefter.
NFL statement: “Commentary this morning about the Commissioner’s position on the Anthem is not accurate. As we said yesterday, there will be a discussion of these issues at the owners meeting next week. The NFL is doing the hard work of trying to move from protest to progress, working to bring people together. Commissioner Goodell spent yesterday with Miami Dolphins players, law enforcement and community leaders witnessing first-hand the outstanding work our players and clubs are doing to strengthen their communities. Players from around the league will be in New York next week to meet with owners to continue our work together.”
Roger Goodell, in his letter to the NFL teams, suggested finding an alternative to players protesting during the national anthem, which figures to be a large part of the conversation next week.