President Trump has always been a ‘straight shooter’ expecially when it comes to patriotism. On his recent trip to Alabama, it seems Trump had a few choice words about those in the NFL that choose not to stand during the national anthem.
President Trump lashed out at NFL players protesting the national anthem on Friday while at a campaign rally for Senator Luther Strange (R-AL).
President Trump brought up the NFL players who disrespect our flag and our country by taking a knee during the National Anthem in protest.
Trump said that he and Sen. Luther Strange (R-Ala.), who he was stumping for in Huntsville, are “unified” by “great American values.”
“We’re proud of our country and we’re proud of our flag,” he said.
He said players who disrespect the flag and kneel for the national anthem should be ejected from the stadium and cut from the team.
The crowd erupted into cheers and started chanting USA! USA! USA!
Trump predicted that at some point an NFL owner will eventually fire a player protesting the National Anthem.
Donald Trump Jr. gave a nod to his father and tweeted out,
Love this: @realDonaldTrump on NFL players disrespecting our flag/anthem: “get that son of a bitch off the field right now – YOU’RE FIRED!”
Trump said players’ shows of disrespect are the main reason behind a decline in NFL ratings.
He also mentioned that the game has grown more litigious, with hard hits and other recurring incidents during a game now being penalized more often.
Trump riffed on a referee from last weekend, saying his wife was likely proud to see him on television so often as he penalized such tackles.
“They’re ruining the game,” he said of anthem-kneeling players and overly litigious officiating standards.
Trump’s got that absolutely right!
Here’s the video:
Trump stated…”We protect religious liberty. …Faith, and family are the true centers of American life.”
Now, you may not support Strange for Senate, but I’m guessing you support Trump and his statement that kneeling during the national anthem is a TOTAL DISRESPECT for our flag, our country and our military.
If you are proud of our country and respect our flag and our military, you don’t kneel during the national anthem. I love where Trump said, if you’re at a game and see that behavior…just ‘Leave the stadium. Pick up and leave’!
It’s a total disrespect of EVERYTHING we stand for! If the NFL and owners wish to continue down their path of allowing players to kneel, then they can expect ratings to keep falling massively….They will have to deal with it!
Yes! THEY have RUINED the game, between the kneelings and the ridiculous new rules and penalties! Football is much less enjoyable to watch. The Coach Ditka and Buddy Ryan days of tough hitting defenses no longer exist.
“What they’re trying to say — ‘We’re protecting the integrity’ — no, you’re not. It’s ruining the integrity. It’s not even football anymore. We should just go out there and play two-hand touch Sunday if we can’t make contact.”
Got that right! I mean you can prevent the head on head hits and the dangerous low intentional low blows to the bodies, but the new NFL rules are way beyond that.
Audiences used to watch the game for the good hits. If you can’t hit any more….and players are kneeling and allowed to display their political antics…well enjoy those ratings because they will no longer be at the same level…just like the level of playing.
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