Days Before the Super Bowl Trump Takes a Shot at the NFL’s Anthem Protest Days Before the Super Bowl Trump Takes a Shot at the NFL’s Anthem Protest – NTK Network

Days Before the Super Bowl Trump Takes a Shot at the NFL’s Anthem Protest

"Why we proudly stand for the national anthem," said Trump on Tuesday.

By NTK Staff | 01.30.2018 @9:59pm

President Trump seemingly took another shot at the national anthem protest happening in NFL, this time during his State of the Union on Tuesday.

“Preston’s reverence for those who have served our Nation reminds us why we salute our flag, why we put our hands on our hearts for the pledge of allegiance, and why we proudly stand for the national anthem,” said Trump.

Trump was applauding the work of Preston Sharp, one of Trump’s guests to the State of the Union, who had organized the placement of more than 40,000 American flags and red carnations on soldiers’ graves.

Trump’s statement about standing for the national anthem was met with raucous applause from Republicans, though some Democrats elected to remain seated after the remarks.

In September, Trump attacked the NFL for allowing players to kneel during the national anthem, which set off a wave of protest across the NFL.

The protest resulted in sponsors pulling their money from the NFL, low attendance at stadiums, and decreased viewership in 2017.

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