Donald Trump: Spoke to Jerry Jones and 'players will stand' for national anthem
The president tweeted that he chatted with the Cowboys owner
Following NFL players who would not stand for the national anthem before games, in pregame demonstrations in Week 3.about firing
This included, somewhat surprisingly, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, who previously had spoken out against player demonstrations,.
Jones was in the news again on Wednesday when Trump tweeted that he "spoke to" the Cowboys owner, who is a "winner," and that moving forward "players will stand" for the national anthem.
This could bring about some skepticism from various ... people. Probably including players. Jerry took a knee and linked arms but his motives have been met with plenty of skepticism.
Plus, the idea that Trump and Jones would simply have a conversation and hammer out the whole protest thing might not go over well with players. Any sort of dialogue between the players, the NFL and the president is a good thing -- Michael Bennett and Pete Carroll said theyto sort out the issues or at least open up the line of conversation.
It appears very clearin painting a united picture with their players. Virtually following the president's comments or at least participated in a demonstration.
Expect Jerry to get plenty of questions about the specifics of the conversation he had with Trump on this, particularly after his comments following Monday night's win over the Cardinals primarily featured Jones saying he felt it was best to simply move on from the entire issue altogether, and that his team's actions prior to the game spoke louder than words.
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