With Monday Morning Tweet, Trump Extends NFL Feud to Fifth Week

By NTK Staff | 10.23.2017 @8:58am
With Monday Morning Tweet, Trump Extends NFL Feud to Fifth Week

After week 7 of the NFL's season featured about two dozen players kneeling during the national anthem, Trump extended his feud with the NFL to its fifth week.

With a Monday morning tweet, President Trump extended his feud with the NFL and its players to its fifth week after some players again chose to kneel during the national anthem.

Trump’s tweet appeared to be based off of information in an Associated Press report first published Sunday evening:

Days after the NFL declined to change its rule on the national anthem, about two dozen players protested around the league Sunday.

Associated Press journalists counted 22 players protesting during the anthems in some way before day games. Some took a knee, others sat on the bench, stayed in the tunnel or raised a fist.

On Sept. 25, days after President Donald Trump said players should be fired for protesting during the anthem, more than 200 players protested.

According to NTK Network’s count, Trump has tweeted about the NFL at least 18 times since September 23, averaging about a tweet every other day.

According to prior reports, NFL ratings have been down compared to last year (which was already a down year for the NFL). Some have speculated the anthem protests, and Trump’s call to boycott the NFL, have had an impact on ratings.

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