TRUMP TACKLES NFL: The President Says ‘STAND PROUDLY’ for Anthem or Face ‘SUSPENSION’

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President Trump unloaded on the protesting NFL players who chose to demonstrate during the performance of the US national anthem Thursday night, saying all athletes should “stand proudly” during the ‘Star-Spangled Banner.’

Trump slammed the NFL on social media Friday morning, saying players should “be happy, be cool” to be a part of the beloved American sport.

“The NFL players are at it again - taking a knee when they should be standing proudly for the National Anthem. Numerous players, from different teams, wanted to show their ‘outrage’ at something that most of them are unable to define. They make a fortune doing what they love…” Trump tweeted.

“Be happy, be cool! A football game, that fans are paying soooo much money to watch and enjoy, is no place to protest. Most of that money goes to the players anyway. Find another way to protest. Stand proudly for your National Anthem or be Suspended Without Pay!” he added.