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Trump administration calls for National Football League owners to rule on anthem

Trump administration calls for National Football League owners to rule on anthem

United States Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin stopped by ABC's "This Week" on Sunday morning to defend his use of expensive government planes for travel despite being rich enough to pay easily pay for his own flights along with, of course, Donald Trump's comments that any NFL player who takes a knee during the National Anthem should be fired.

This morning, the president took to Twitter to essentially call for an National Football League boycott following his demands that any players that protest racial injustice by kneeling during the anthem should be fired.

"The NFL has all different types of rules", noted Mnuchin, a former investment banker and Hollywood producer. He says: "They can do free speech on their own time". "This is about respect for the military and first responders in the country". "You can't have stickers on your helmets".




He followed up with a string of tweets Saturday in which he said players who want "the privilege of making millions of dollars in the NFL, or other leagues" should "not be allowed to disrespect...our Great American Flag (or Country)".

According to the Washington Post-ABC News poll, 67 per cent of Americans believe that the U.S. should launch a military strike on the DPRK only if the country first attacks them or their allies. "What the president is saying - and I think the owners should meet, and they should vote on a rule - this is about respect for our military". "On the field, this is about respect". "It has never been about disrespecting the flag. This president wastes it when he engages with things like this", Rove added. I don't like the hate speech that is coming out of his mouth.

Taiwan Jones #22 of the Oakland Raiders tries to catch the ball in the endzone while covered by Chris Clemons #29 of the Arizona Cardinals at O.co Coliseum on August 30, 2015 in Oakland, California.


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