Trump Attacks NFL For Fifth Straight Day

Politico reports:

President Donald Trump said online Tuesday morning that the booing prompted by the Dallas Cowboys’ decision to kneel Monday night before the national anthem was the “loudest I have ever heard,” blaming the protesting trend for declining NFL ratings.

Joined by their coaches and outspoken owner, Jerry Jones, the Cowboys took a knee Monday night before the national anthem was played, triggering boos from some in the crowd. The team stood up though, interlocking arms as the national anthem was played.

It is the fifth consecutive day that Trump has attacked football players who kneel during the national anthem and the NFL for allowing it. Such acts of disrespect towards the American flag and national anthem should not be allowed, Trump has said, although his criticism has seemed only to trigger more protests and to unify the league on an issue that had previously divided it.