Trump says Protests Will Hurt NFL Business

In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, the Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz. Photo: AP/Matt York, file
In this Monday, Sept. 25, 2017 file photo, the Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, center, take a knee prior to the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, in Glendale, Ariz.

September 27, 2017 01:42 PM

President Donald Trump says football players can protest during a game "but they cannot do it during the national anthem."
    
Trump says there are plenty of other places where players can protest.

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Trump says that when players kneel during the anthem "they're not respecting our country." NFL players have been kneeling during "The Star-Spangled Banner" to protest racial injustice. Trump has been criticizing players who take a knee since a rally last week in Alabama.

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Addressing reporters at the White House on Wednesday before a trip to Indiana, Trump says the NFL is in a very "bad box" over the issue.

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He says the NFL has to change or business is "going to go to hell."

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