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Trump on Players Taking a Knee for National Anthem: ‘They Should Try Another Country’

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump invited players protesting the United States by refusing to stand for its national anthem to leave the country to find one better.

“Well, I think it’s a lack of respect for our country,” Trump maintained Monday on Fox & Friends. “I think it’s a lack of appreciation for our country, and it’s a very sad thing. I’ve never seen anything quite like it, actually.

“You know, you are talking about a major sport, maybe the major sport, and when you see that and it leads to a lot of other things. I think it’s a great lack of respect and appreciation for our country and I really said they should try another country, see if they like it better. See how well they’ll be doing. See if they are going to be making $20 million being a second-string quarterback.”

Four Miami Dolphins players joined Colin Kaepernick’s protest over the weekend by taking a knee during “The Star Spangled Banner.” Kaepernick, who called Trump a “racist” speaking to the press several weeks back, again refused to rise for the song on Monday Night Football.

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