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Trump Says NFL Owners' Anthem Protest Ban Doesn't Do Enough

25 May 2018

Though Trump did not like that people had the option of staying in the locker room, he was generally in favor of the new policy.

NFL players unwilling to stand for the national anthem should be barred from playing and maybe "shouldn't be in the country", President Trump said in a television interview that aired Thursday.

Trump criticized any of the league's players who might challenge the rule and continue to kneel in protest, suggesting "maybe you shouldn't be in the country".

President Donald Trump speaks to the media before boarding the Marine One helicopter on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, May 23, 2018.

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Yesterday the NFL released a new policy for players and whether they should stand for the National Anthem. "You have to stand proudly for the national anthem".

Under the new league policy, teams can be fined an unspecified sum if players protest on the field.

"The NFL chose to not consult the union in the development of this new "policy.' NFL players have shown their patriotism through their social activism, their community service, in support of our military and law enforcement and yes, through their protests to raise awareness about the issues they care about", the NFL players" union said in a statement.

The NFL approved a new policy on Wednesday in response to ongoing player protests that took over the 2017 season.

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"And I will tell you one thing I know about NASCAR: They do indeed, Brian, stand for the playing of the national anthem, right?" "He's fired, '" Mr Trump said at the time.

Trump's reaction was the president's first since NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday the league would fine teams and league personnel who do not "stand and show respect for the flag and the anthem". "So I ask my conservative friends who talk about this issue so much if they will also stand up for protesting #NFL players". I may be privy to some different information because I've been in conversations with Roger Goodell and Troy Vincent and the leadership of the National Football League in regards to the Players Coalition and what we're trying to get out of that.

"I think we've got to get this issue resolved before the season so that everyone is on the same page, " Wright said.

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Trump Says NFL Owners' Anthem Protest Ban Doesn't Do Enough