Trump: If You’re Kneeling for the Anthem, Maybe You Shouldn’t be in America Trump: If You’re Kneeling for the Anthem, Maybe You Shouldn’t be in America – NTK Network

Trump: If You’re Kneeling for the Anthem, Maybe You Shouldn’t be in America

The president told Fox News' Brian Kilmeade that the NFL made some progress with their rule changes, but more can be done.

By NTK Staff | 05.24.2018 @12:20pm

President Trump, in an interview with “Fox & Friend’s” Brian Kilmeade that aired Thursday, said if NFL players don’t want to stand for the national anthem, maybe they “shouldn’t be in the country.”

The NFL announced on Wednesday that it would no longer tolerate public protests during the pre-game playing of the national anthem. Instead the league would waive the requirement that players go onto the field for the anthem, and players could choose not to come out.

If a player does protest the anthem, they and the team will be fined.

Trump said it was a step forward, but players should still come out to respect the anthem.

“I don’t think people should be staying in locker rooms, but still, I think it’s good,” he told Kilmeade.

“You have to stand proudly for the national anthem or you shouldn’t be playing, you shouldn’t be there,” the president said. “Maybe you shouldn’t be in the country.”

Though he brought the issue to the forefront, Trump refused to take credit for the rule change. “The people pushed it forward,” he said.

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