Sports Donald Trump Lies in Tweets Bashing Players for Protesting During National Anthem

19:16  10 august  2018
19:16  10 august  2018 Source:   si.com

Trump applauds Dallas Cowboys owner's anthem stance

  Trump applauds Dallas Cowboys owner's anthem stance President Donald Trump congratulated Jerry Jones, the owner of the Dallas Cowboys football team, for saying his players will be required to stand for the playing of the national anthem. Trump tweeted Friday: "Way to go Jerry. This is what the league should do!" Jones was the first owner to publicly say that his players would not be allowed to stay off the field during the anthem. Jones said the team's policy is "you stand at the anthem, toe on the line." However, Jones also said he understood the point of view of players who say they aren't protesting the flag or the military.

Since 2016, some U.S. professional athletes have silently protested alleged police brutality and racial inequality during the playing of the U.S. national anthem .

Donald Trump launched a sensational attack on NFL players who have kneeled in protest of the national anthem during a speech in Alabama on Friday night

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Donald Trump told two lies when tweeting about NFL players who protested racial injustice by kneeling or raising a fist during the national anthem during Thursday's slate of preseason games.

Trump claimed that "most of them are unable to define" what it is that they are protesting against, but that is incorrect. Since former quarterback Colin Kaepernick first started the protest in 2016, he made it very clear that he was protesting against racial injustice, systematic inequality, police brutality and general racial oppression in the United States. Since then, the other players who have made some sort of demonstration during the national anthem have echoed that sentiment and repeatedly asked for the issues they are protesting against to be the focal point of the discussion, instead of talking about the way in which they are protesting.

Prescott doesn't back down from anthem stance: 'I stand by what I said'

  Prescott doesn't back down from anthem stance: 'I stand by what I said' Prescott doesn't back down from anthem stance: 'I stand by what I said'"I made my statements. I stand by what I said," Prescott said on Sunday, according to ESPN's Todd Archer. "Some people might have misunderstood or whatever, but I know what I said, and I feel strongly about what I said. It is what it is.

After President Donald Trump said that NFL players who kneel during the National Anthem should be fired, players and coaches around the league, including

Friday, September 22, 2017: At a rally for Luther Strange in Alabama, President Donald Trump called out NFL players who sit or kneel during the national anthem and says that is why the ratings are down.

In a second tweet, Trump claimed that "Most of the money goes to the players anyway," but there is no proof that is true. According to a 2016 report from the Associated Press, "NFL players are guaranteed 47 percent of defined revenue."

Giants defensive lineman A.J. Francis and former offensive tackle Geoff Schwartz both called out Trump for lying about how much of the NFL's revenue players receive.

Trump's opinions on players protesting racial injustice, police brutality and systematic racial oppression by kneeling during the playing of the national anthem have been a major topic since September 2017.

"Wouldn't you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, say: "Get that son of a b---- off the field right now. Out. He's fired. He's fired," Trump said at a rally in Alabama.

Rodgers: NFL needs to learn to ignore Trump's jabs

  Rodgers: NFL needs to learn to ignore Trump's jabs Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has no problem wading into the political realm, at least when it comes to President Donald Trump's involvement in the NFL's national anthem controversy. Trump has been vocal about his disdain for any protests during the national anthem, and his criticism of players and the league led to a debate over a new anthem policy. The president's opinions on league matters get the attention of players, team owners, and league executives - and that's part of the problem, according to Rodgers."I think that the more that we give credence to stuff like that, the more it's gonna live on," Rodgers told NFL.com's Michael Silver.

President Donald Trump on Monday morning continued to bash NFL players who kneel or otherwise protest during the US national anthem before games.

President Donald Trump criticized NFL players who protest during the national anthem in a speech he delivered on Friday in Alabama, suggesting that team owners should fire players who do so.

After that comment, players and owners across the league took part in demonstrations during the national anthem in response to Trump. Week 3 saw the most players ever kneel during the anthem, and that was combined with a large number of players, owners and coaches that locked arms in unity but remained standing during the song.

When the NFL announced a new policy for how players could conduct themselves during the national anthem in May, Trump initially praised it, but he did criticize the fact that players could remain in the locker room. He later used that policy as part of his reason for un-inviting the Super Bowl champion Eagles to the White House, even though all the players on that team stood for the anthem during the regular season and postseason.

President Trump criticizes ESPN for not airing national anthem before 'Monday Night Football' .
President Trump shared his latest thoughts on player protests and ESPN's running policy of not airing the anthem before the MNF telecast.This time, Trump aimed his comments at ESPN, which recently stated it will continue its policy of not airing the playing of the national anthem before its "Monday Night Football" telecasts.

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