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Donald Trump Lashes Out At NFL Players Who "Disrespect" The Flag

Donald Trump gives a speech in Alabama.

Donald Trump has weighed in on the national anthem protests in the NFL.

President Donald Trump held a rally for Alabama Senator Luther Strange in Huntsville on Friday night and per usual, he covered a number of topics on his agenda. One of those topics dealt with NFL players - like former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick - protesting the national anthem.

Trump told a raucous crowd that any player who disrespects the flag should be "fired" by their NFL owner.

"Get that son of a bitch of the field right now." Check it out:

It's not surprising to hear Trump's stance on the matter - but the timing is a bit strange, considering most of the Kaepernick controversy occurred last season.

The NFL has not yet responded to Trump's statement.