WASHINGTON (AP) – President Donald Trump is renewing his complaints about NFL players who kneel during the national anthem.
Players have been kneeling to protest racism and police brutality, particularly toward people of color. Trump says the act is disrespectful and is hurting the game.READ MORE: ERCOT CEO Grilled By State Lawmakers, As Power Plant Operators Admit Entire Energy Sector Failed Texas
Trump tweeted Tuesday that at least 24 players kneeled during weekend play at stadiums that he says are having a hard time filling up with fans.
The president says: “The American public is fed up with the disrespect the NFL is paying to our Country, our Flag and our National Anthem. Weak and out of control!”READ MORE: 12-Year-Old: 'You Killed A Really Good Man' After Father Murdered In Believed Dallas Road Rage Incident
Trump has branded the league as “weak” for not requiring players to stand during “The Star-Spangled Banner.”MORE NEWS: From Threatened To Celebrated: North Texas Educator June Williams Davis Writing New Chapter In Black History
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