Sun, Sept 24, 2017: Trump continues criticism of NFL players kneeling during national anthem

President Trump early Sunday ramped up his criticism of NFL players who refuse to stand for the national anthem, calling for them to be fired or suspended and slamming the league.

“If NFL fans refuse to go to games until players stop disrespecting our Flag & Country, you will see change take place fast,” he tweeted. “Fire or suspend!”

“NFL attendance and ratings are WAY DOWN,” he said in a subsequent tweet. “Boring games yes, but many stay away because they love our country. League should back U.S.”