President Trump slams NFL players, again

TOPSHOT - US President Donald Trump chairs a meeting with administration and state officials on prison reform at the Trump National Golf Club August 9, 2018 in Bedminster, New Jersey. (Photo by Brendan Smialowski / AFP)
President Trump.

President Trump is back at it against NFL players, tweeting his disapproval Friday morning against the handful of demonstrations that took place during the preseason games around the country Thursday night.

Only two players were reported to have kneeled during the national anthem on Thursday evening, according to the Associated Press, but there were other demonstrations involving players raising their fists and others returning to the locker room during the ceremony.

Trump has told associates that he believes the anthem issue is a winning one that riles up his base.


He claimed Friday that the players were outraged against “something that most of them are unable to define,” however players have repeatedly said they are protesting disenfranchisment of black people in the United States.

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Philadelphia Eagles player Malcolm Jenkins went so far as to hold up a series of signs outlining his message earlier this summer.

One of them read, “You aren’t listening.”

Material from the Associated Press was used in this report.