Trump Responds to NFL Ruling on National Anthem
The controversy surrounding NFL players kneeling during the national anthem has sparked up once again, this time due to the NFL releasing an official ruling on the issue.
After suffering a major hit in ratings that many attributed to anthem controversy, the NFL has ruled that players must stand for the national anthem if they are out on the field. Players will still be allowed to remain in the locker room during the anthem if they wish, however, those on the field who do not stand will face fines from the NFL.
During an appearance on Fox News, President Trump responded to the ruling, saying, “I think that’s good. I don’t think people should be staying in 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. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem and the NFL owners did the right thing if that’s what they’ve done.”
Unsurprisingly, this response has drawn criticism from those on the left and from players who participated in kneeling during the national anthem. However, the NFL ruling that players must stand for the national anthem is nevertheless another victory for President Trump, who came out hard against the practice of kneeling last season.
To hear more about the NFL’s ruling and Trump’s response, be sure to check out the video below.
~ Liberty Video News