U.S. President Donald Trump says NFL players ''should stand'' for the National Anthem, adding that he's talked to team owners about the issue. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) U.S. President Donald Trump says NFL players "should stand" for the National Anthem, adding that he's talked to team owners about the issue. When asked which owners he spoke to, Trump responded, "I spoke to numerous team owners, I have many friends." On Thursday, Trump said football team owners are afraid of their players, his latest criticism of NFL players kneeling during the U.S. national anthem. The Republican president told "Fox & Friends" in an interview broadcast on Thursday that he is friends with many NFL team owners and they were "in a box" over how to handle the kneeling protests of racial disparities in the country. "They say, 'We are in a situation where we have to do something.' I think they're afraid of their players, you want to know the truth. And I think it's disgraceful," he said. Trump did not elaborate on his comments. The NFL rejected the president's remarks as not factual.