Trump wasn’t going to ban NFL players from kneeling, now he’s taking matters into his own hands

President Trump is taking the debate over national anthem protests to the people.

Apparently tired of waiting for the National Football League to take decisive action against players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, the president has taken matters into his own hands.

Trump is asking supporters who believe in standing for “The Star-Spangled Banner” to sign a petition launched on the GOP website.

(Image: screenshot

“The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support,” reads the petition issued on Thursday by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.

Trump is putting pressure on the NFL after commissioner Roger Goodell announced this week, after meeting with players and team owners, that the NFL would not require players to stand for the anthem.

Firing off a tweet on Wednesday,  Trump, who has repeatedly called the protests disrespectful to veterans and the military, called the NFL’s decision,“Too much talk, not enough action,”

It remains to be seen if a petition will influence any decision by the league to take action against protesting players, as the president suggested when he called for them to be fired if they refused to honor the flag. The NFL went ahead and endorsed criminal justice reform legislation Monday, in spite of the outcry of Americans and fans who have called on the NFL to focus on the sport.

Wake up right! Receive our free morning news blast HERE


Please help us! If you are fed up with letting radical big tech execs, phony fact-checkers, tyrannical liberals and a lying mainstream media have unprecedented power over your news please consider making a donation to BPR to help us fight them. Now is the time. Truth has never been more critical!

Success! Thank you for donating. Please share BPR content to help combat the lies.
Frieda Powers


We have no tolerance for comments containing violence, racism, profanity, vulgarity, doxing, or discourteous behavior. If a comment is spam, instead of replying to it please click the ∨ icon below and to the right of that comment. Thank you for partnering with us to maintain fruitful conversation.


Scroll down for non-member comments or join our insider conversations by becoming a member. We'd love to have you!

Latest Articles