Trump Calls For Ban On Kneeling During National Anthem
President Donald Trump called for a ban on the exercise of free speech by football players, specifically kneeling during the National Anthem.
Reuters notes that Trump tweeted: “The NFL has all sorts of rules and regulations. The only way out for them is to set a rule that you can’t kneel during our National Anthem!”
Trump also celebrated that the Dallas Cowboys and the Arizona Cardinals joined arms in solidarity against him before their game on Sept. 25.
Trump wrote: “But while Dallas dropped to its knees as a team, they all stood up for our National Anthem. Big progress being made-we all love our country! Ratings for NFL football are way down.”
Hillary Clinton, Trump’s ex-rival in the 2016 presidential election, told “CBS This Morning”: “He’s very strategic about who he attacks, and he is sending a message. It’s a huge loud dog whistle to his supporters.”