Ignore the Backlash, Our National Anthem is Not the Place for Protest

Ignore the Backlash, Our National Anthem is Not the Place for Protest

Ignore the Backlash, Our National Anthem is Not the Place for Protest

Ignoring the backlash against his rebuke of US Flag and National Anthem protests in the NFL, US President Donald Trump tweeted his approval of “solidarity” shown Sunday by those standing in locked arms, adding “kneeling is not acceptable” and ripping the NFL for its “bad ratings.”

Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country. Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable. Bad ratings!

Earlier Sunday morning, President Trump tweeted rips of the “boring” NFL, saying if fans would stop going to games, NFL teams would be forced to “fire or suspend” players for “disrespecting our flag and country.”

If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast. Fire or suspend!

…NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN. Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.

 One NFL player, a US Army Ranger veteran who served in Afghanistan, broke with his team’s “Unification Meeting” plan to stay in the locker room during the National Anthem.

Also, Rep. Pete King, (R-NY), Tweeted his own support of President Trump’s NFL rebuke, saying he is “proud to stand with Trump” to show support for National Anthem, “America’s military, and police.”

In the equally defiant NBA, The Golden State Warriors declined to accept the White House invitation extended to the league champion, their loss as I see things.

The NHL Stanley Cup champions apparently will not stage the same protest, as President Trump also tweeted Sunday afternoon.

Please to inform that the Champion Pittsburgh Penguins of the NHL will be joining me at the White House for Ceremony. Great team!

Have a terrific week.

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