Trump: NFL must change or ‘business is going to go to hell’

(KRON) — President Trump is still talking about the National Anthem protests at NFL games last weekend.

Wednesday morning President Trump said the NFL is “in a really bad box” and risks its business going “to hell,” days after he fueled a national rift by launching into unrelenting criticism of players’ National Anthem protests.

“The NFL is in a very bad box. You cannot have people disrespecting our national anthem, our flag, our country. And in my opinion, the NFL has to change or you know what’s going to happen, in my opinion, their business is going to go to hell,” Trump said outside the White House Wednesday as he prepared to board Marine One.

Trump says that when players kneel during the anthem “they’re not respecting our country.”

NFL players have been kneeling during “The Star-Spangled Banner” to protest racial injustice.

Trump has tweeted more than two dozen times over the last several days about the NFL and has called on team owners to fire players who kneel during the National Anthem, a protest aimed at drawing attention to police brutality and racial injustice.

The NFL ratings are in focus because of President Donald Trump’s suggestion that viewers are turned off by a protest against police brutality that began with quarterback Colin Kaepernick refusing to stand for the national anthem.

The protests spread rapidly this past weekend following the president’s criticism of people involved.

Trump added Wednesday that “there are plenty of places” where NFL players could protest.

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