Trump: NFL Owners Fear Their Own Players [VIDEO]

USA Today reports:

President Trump says most Americans agree with his attacks on protesting football players who kneel during the national anthem – and claims so do some National Football League owners.

“They say, ‘We are in a situation where we have to do something,'” Trump said in an interview broadcast Thursday on Fox & Friends. “I think they’re afraid of their players, you want to know the truth.”

Trump’s assertion that the team owners were “afraid” sparked backlash on social media, where users pointed out that most of those players are African-American. The critics included ESPN broadcaster Jemele Hill, who had a dust-up with the White House this month after calling Trump a white supremacist.