President Donald Trump reaffirmed his belief that NFL players should stand for the national anthem and not get politics involved on the football field.
“They’re all saying, ‘Oh, it has nothing to do with the flag, it’s the way we’ve been treated,’” Trump said. “In the meantime, they’re making $15 million a year.”
Trump made his remarks in an interview on Fox and Friends at the White House on Friday, after he was asked about the NFL by host Steve Doocey.
Trump said he loved athletics and athletes, but said they should keep politics off the field.
“When you’re in a stadium, and they broadcast that national anthem you got to stand, you gotta be proud, and you gotta have your hand up and do everything that’s right,” he said. “Once you leave that stadium go and do whatever you want to do.”
Trump said that protesting NFL players were silent in response to his offer to sit down with NFL players to discuss pardons.