President Trump wants our flag and national anthem to be respected as symbols of American unity, pride, and respect for our armed forces.
The president has been hammering the National Football League for the past two weeks for their protests of the national anthem, calling them out in a series of tweets and during his Alabama rally. Here’s just one of those tweets:
The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race. It is about respect for our Country, Flag and National Anthem. NFL must respect this!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 25, 2017