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Trump's Focus On NFL Is Pointless Distraction From The MAGA Agenda

Trump's Focus On NFL Is Pointless Distraction From The MAGA Agenda

White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders engaged in a lengthy exchange with American Urban Radio Networks' April Ryan.

Trump has sought to reframe the meaning of the anthem protests as an unpatriotic gesture which shows disrespect towards the United States and its flag.

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders interrupted American Urban Radio Network's White House reporter April Ryan on Thursday and then attempted to dismiss her question about President Donald Trump's attacks on National Football League players by saying the issue is "pretty black and white".

He even tweeted Monday, "The issue of kneeling has nothing to do with race".

Trump has had a history of engaging in racially fraught battles, from his promotion of the false story that the nation's first black president, Barack Obama was not born in the United States, to his campaign proposal to temporarily ban Muslims from the United States.

"It's a ideal example of where the president gets it right", said Christopher Ruddy, the CEO of Newsmax and a longtime Trump friend, who said team officials and the news media were not in line with much of the country. "Celebrating and promoting patriotism in our country is something that should bring everybody together".

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But critics of the president said Trump's comments have a lot to do with race.

As reporters continued to demand answers about Trump's response to the NFL, and specifically to free agent Colin Kaepernick, who was shunned after he began kneeling during the National Anthem past year to protest police brutality, Sanders flat-out denied that racism played any role in the protest or Trump's comments. "It's a win for him at the end of the day".

"It really doesn't take that long to type out 140 characters", she said.

But instead of putting the public focus on health care or the tax plan, the president spent four days attacking NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.

On Sunday, Trump called for a boycott of the NFL if team owners did not take action against players who did not stand during the National Anthem. He later revoked a White House invitation to the National Basketball Association champion Golden State Warriors.

"So proud of NASCAR and its supporters and fans", Trump wrote on Twitter on Monday. "This has to do with respect for our country, and respect for our flag". "Standing with locked arms is good, kneeling is not acceptable".


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