CBS News reports:
President Trump says he would have a “hard time” allowing his 12-year-old son Barron to play football amid growing concerns over the safety of the sport. Mr. Trump sat down with “Face the Nation” moderator Margaret Brennan for a wide-ranging interview ahead of Super Bowl LIII.
“I just don’t like the reports that I see coming out having to do with football — I mean, it’s a dangerous sport and I think it’s really tough. I thought the equipment would get better, and it has. The helmets have gotten far better but it hasn’t solved the problem,” Mr. Trump said.
“I hate to say it because I love to watch football,” he said. “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. So, it’s not totally unique, but I would have a hard time with it,” he added.
In the same interview, Trump claims that “a lot of people in the NFL” have been calling him to thank him for a recently passed criminal justice reform bill. Yeah.