President Trump has been unwavering in his defense of patriotic traditions that liberals are choosing to blatantly ignore.
Colin Kaepernick, formerly of the San Francisco 49ers, was the first to initiate protests against the Anthem in August of 2016.
But over a year later the protests still continue, leading President Trump to take the matter into his own hands.
The president himself has decided to lead a petition against Anthem protesters.
Trump has recently organized a petition on the GOP website inviting those who believe in the patriotic symbolism behind standing for the Anthem.
According to USA Today, “The Trump Make America Great Again Committee posted a petition Thursday on the GOP web site asking for signatures from supporters who believe in standing for The Star-Spangled Banner ”to show your patriotism and support,” first reported by The New York Daily News.
“The petition comes one day after NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, the NFL Players Association, team owners and players met for two days in New York City to discuss, among other things, how to handle the anthem moving forward and enact social change on a national level.”
After two days of meetings with NFL owners and several NFL players, Roger Goodell said that the NFL would “encourage” players to stand for the anthem, but would not require them to do so.
President Trump has called out individual players for their protests in the past, but his tweets have fallen mostly on deaf ears as the players continued to protest.
In October, Trump tweeted:
The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2017
But despite the action taken against the protestors, protests still continue by players like Kaepernick.
Players like Colin Kaepernick are claiming their protests are merely extensions of their freedom of speech.
But while their protests continue, many like Kaepernick are finding themselves losing sponsorships and contracts with networks.
Do you believe that kneeling or sitting during the Anthem is blatant disrespect?
Would you sign the petition against NFL players?
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