Trump on players who don't stand for anthem: 'Maybe they shouldn't be in the country'
The president appeared to suggest deporting players who protest during the national anthem
President Donald Trump said that the NFL is "doing the right thing" with a policy passed on Wednesday banning kneeling during the national anthem.
Trump spoke to "Fox and Friends'' for an interview that will air Thursday. The policy forbids players from sitting or taking a knee on the field during the anthem, but allows them to stay in the locker room. Any violation of the new rules would result in.
"I think that's good," Trump said in the interview that taped Wednesday. "I don't think people should be staying in the locker rooms, but still I think it's good. You have to stand proudly for the national anthem. Or you shouldn't be playing, you shouldn't be there. Maybe you shouldn't be in the country."
This came a day after the Vice President of the United States reacted to news of the NFL's new policy thusly:
The president, of course, previously suggested that NFL teams "fire" any " " who does not stand during the national anthem. His comments set off a league-wide round of protesting and eventually became a clear motivating factor in the owners' desire to institute a policy that forces players on the field to stand during the anthem.
Pick Six Newsletter
Get the day's big stories + fun stuff you love like mock drafts, picks and power rankings.
Thanks for signing up!
Keep an eye on your inbox for the latest sports news.
There was an error processing your subscription.
Here's the order and list of presenters who will be speaking at the Pro Football Hall of Fame...
The Eagles running back is returning to the NFL for a 15th season
Vic Fangio did not mince words when asked about the rookie quarterback
Football is back, and we're whipping around the league to look at the best camp battles we're...
The Chiefs receiver had a lengthy reaction to the NFL's decision not to suspend him
The Falcons offensive line bears watching heading into 2019