“Great Anger”: Trump Slams NFL Whose “Ratings Are Way Down” After “Tremendous Backlash”

    President Trump continued his feud with NFL “kneelers” for the fifth consecutive day, when early on Tuesday he tweeted that ratings for NFL games are “way down except before the game starts, when people tune in to see whether or not our country will be disrespected.”

    The president noted the boos heard when the Dallas Cowboys knelt before the national anthem Monday night saying there was “Great anger.” As shown last night…

    … the Cowboys and owner Jerry Jones knelt before the anthem began, leading to boos from the crowd, but then stood as the anthem was sung.

    Trump then said that “while Dallas dropped to its knees as a team, they all stood up for our National Anthem. Big progress being made-we all love our country!

    Following Trump’s attack on Friday night in which he slammed on players who do not stand during the national anthem in which he said “wouldn’t you love to see one of these NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say, ‘Get that son of a bitch off the field right now. He is fired”, more than 200 players kneeled after his comments during games on Sunday.

    “Tremendous backlash against the NFL and its players for disrespect of our Country,” the president tweeted Monday evening.

    Meanwhile, Trump has been criticized for focusing on the NFL as Puerto Rico’s governor warns of a humanitarian crisis in the wake of Hurricane Maria. He mentioned the territory on Twitter late Monday for the first time since last Wednesday, saying it is in “deep trouble” while pointing to the island’s vulnerable infrastructure and financial crisis.


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