While speaking at a rally in Alabama Friday night for Republican senate candidate Luther Strange, President Trump minced no words in expressing his disgust over seeing NFL players kneeling during the national anthem.
“Luther and I and everyone in this arena tonight are unified by the same great American values. We’re proud of our country. We respect our flag,” he said emphatically, pausing as the crowd cheered in approval.
Trump then continued, “Wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a b—- off the field right now, out, he’s fired!'”
“He’s FIRED!” Trump said again, pointing his finger in the familiar pose from his days on the NBC show, “The Apprentice.”
“You know, some owner’s going to do that. He’s going to say, ‘that guy that disrespects our flag, he’s fired.’ And that owner will be the most popular person for a week. Because that’s a total disrespect of everything that we stand for,” Trump said.
He noted that the NFL ratings are down. “When people like yourselves turn on television and you see those people taking the knee when they are playing our great national anthem – the only thing you could do better is if you see it, even if it’s one player, leave the stadium,” President Trump suggested. “I guarantee things will stop.”
Soon after President Trump’s speech, his eldest son, Donald Trump Jr., blasted out his approval in a Twitter post.
“Love this: @realDonaldTrump on NFL players disrespecting our flag/anthem: “get that son of a bitch off the field right now – YOU’RE FIRED!” Trump Jr. tweeted.
Love this: @realDonaldTrump on NFL players disrespecting our flag/anthem: “get that son of a bitch off the field right now – YOU’RE FIRED!”
— Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) September 23, 2017
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