Trump Again Blasts NFL over Players Kneeling During Anthem

At left, in a Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference for the Super Bowl 51 football game, in Houston. At right, in an Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the Photo: AP/ File
At left, in a Feb. 1, 2017, file photo, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell answers questions during a news conference for the Super Bowl 51 football game, in Houston. At right, in an Oct. 7, 2017, file photo, President Donald Trump speaks to reporters at the

October 18, 2017 07:13 AM

President Donald Trump is again criticizing the NFL over players kneeling during the national anthem.

Trump said on Twitter Wednesday that the "NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem."

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He adds: "Total disrespect for our great country!"

Trump appeared to be responding to the NFL annual fall meeting. The league invited players and representatives from their union to discuss social issues.

RELATED: Goodell, Union, Players to Meet on Social Issues and Anthem

The topic of the national anthem was not discussed at length. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said owners did not ask players to commit to standing during the anthem.

Trump has suggested the owners should "fire" any players who knelt during the "Star Spangled Banner."

RELATED: Trump to NFL Owners: Fire Players who Kneel During Anthem

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