Early Monday morning, President Trump fired off a tweet praising NASCAR in the swarming controversy of kneeling during the national anthem.

In his tweet, Trump writes: “So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans. They won’t put up with disrespecting our Country or our Flag – they said it loud and clear!”

Straying from their NFL and NBA executive counterparts, NASCAR Monster Energy Cup Series team owners made it clear in a statement Sunday that they did not support those within their organization protesting during the national anthem before the race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway.

Richard Childress, team-owner of drivers Ryan Newman, Austin Dillon and Paul Menard, and longtime car owner of the late Dale Earnhardt, said any type of protest of the anthem will “get you a ride on a Greyhound bus.”

“Anybody that works for me should respect the country we live in. So many people gave their lives for it. This is America,” Childress, a NASCAR Hall of Famer said, according to the Associated Press.

In a follow-up tweet, Trump further condemns those who kneeled against the flag during the anthem: “Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!”

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