President Donald Trump claims that “a lot of people in the NFL” have known as him to thank him for passing legal justice reform.
During an interview with Margaret Brennan on CBS’ “Face the Nation” on Sunday, Trump was requested concerning the kneeling protests on the sphere that was began by former San Fransisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick and the controversy surrounding the protest. Brennan requested if he and commissioner of the NFL, Roger Goodell, had been on good phrases following their dialogue of the protests.
“I mean I was just one that felt very important, you can’t be kneeling for the national anthem. You have to respect our flag and our country. I want that as president and I’d want that as a citizen. And I have a very good relationship,” Trump stated.
Trump was requested if he was delicate to the NFL gamers who need to level out that almost all of individuals going through police brutality are black. In response, Trump bragged about passing legal justice reform and claimed that many gamers from the NFL have known as him to thank him for doing so.
“Everybody wanted to do it,” Trump stated. “And I got it done and I’ve been, you know, really, a lot of people in the NFL have been calling and thanking me for it.”
The First Step Act was handed in December and adjusted the legal justice system by decreasing obligatory minimal sentences for crimes which might be drug-related and can create extra alternatives for rehabilitation for federal prisoners, amongst different adjustments.
Trump defined that he does perceive why the NFL gamers had been kneeling however stated they need to not disrespect the flag.
“They have been calling and thanking, you know, that people have been trying to get that taken care of and it’s now signed into law and affects tremendous numbers of people, and very good people. I think that when you want to protest I think that’s great,” Trump stated. “But I don’t think you do it at the sake of our flag, at the sake of our national anthem.”
Members of the San Francisco 49ers kneel after an harm to Ahkello Witherspoon #23 throughout their NFL sport towards the Seattle Seahawks at Levi’s Stadium on December 16, 2018, in Santa Clara, California. Trump claimed NFL gamers known as him to thank him for passing legal justice reform. Ezra Shaw/Getty Images
Trump was additionally requested if he would enable his youngest son, Barron, play football, through which he stated no and known as the game “dangerous.”
“I think the NFL is a great product, but I really think that as far as my son- well I’ve heard NFL players saying they wouldn’t let their sons play football. It’s not totally unique, but I would have a hard time with it,” he stated.
Newsweek has reached out to the NFL for touch upon Trump’s statements however didn’t hear again in time for publication. Trump’s feedback concerning the NFL come the day of Super Bowl LIII, the place the New England Patriots and the Los Angeles Rams will face off for the title of Super Bowl champions at Mercedes-Benz stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.