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Trump Extends Olive Branch to the NFL

"If I find and my committee finds that they're unfairly treated, then we will pardon them or at least let them out."

By NTK Staff | 06.08.2018 @1:33pm

President Trump extended an olive branch to NFL players who have protested the national anthem by offering to accept recommendations from them for individuals they think should be pardoned. Trump made the remarks while talking with reporters before heading to the G-7 summit in Canada on Friday.

“One thing we are thinking about, speaking of sports stars, the power to pardon is a beautiful thing. You’ve got to get it right. You’ve got to get the right people. I am looking at Muhammad Ali. But those are the famous people,” Trump said.

“What I am thinking to do — you have a lot of people in the NFL in particular, but in sports leagues, they’re not proud enough to stand for our national anthem. I don’t like that,” Trump said. “I am going to ask all of those people to recommend to me — because that’s what they’re protesting — people that they think were unfairly treated by the justice system. And I understand that.”

“I’m going to ask them to recommend to me people that were unfairly treated, friends of theirs or people that they know about, and I’m going to take a look at those applications. And if I find and my committee finds that they’re unfairly treated, then we will pardon them or at least let them out.”

NFL players who kneel during the national anthem have been feuding for several months with Trump.

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