Trump said he spoke to Jones Tuesday, Sept. 26 and that “Jerry is a winner who knows how to get things done. Players will stand for Country!”
Donald Trump tweeted that he and Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones spoke after the past weekend of increased player protests and heated exchanges between the president and the NFL.
Trump said he spoke to Jones Tuesday, Sept. 26 and that “Jerry is a winner who knows how to get things done. Players will stand for Country!” The 71-year-old president has said that players kneeling during the national anthem “has nothing to do with race” and is about respect for the country.
Jones was one of the NFL owners who stood in solidarity with his players by kneeling arm-in-arm before the national anthem. Once the music started, Jones, a noted Trump supporter, and the team rose for the anthem on Monday Night Football.
Detroit Lions owner Martha Ford joined her team on the sideline, linking arms with her daughters and safety Glover Quin.
Spoke to Jerry Jones of the Dallas Cowboys yesterday. Jerry is a winner who knows how to get things done. Players will stand for Country!
Before the weekend’s slate of games, Trump attacked players kneeling during the anthem, by saying “wouldn’t you love to see one of the NFL owners, when somebody disrespects our flag, to say ‘get that son of a b**** off the field right now?”
The president has spent the better part of a week calling out players who kneel during the national anthem and tweeting support of his views. The stance started when a handful of athletes starting kneeling during the anthem to protest racial issues and police brutality.
In response, more than 200 players opted to protest on Sunday, and several others raised their fists. The weekend before, only six NFL players were said to have protested during the national anthem.
Many people booed the players who kneeled yesterday (which was a small percentage of total). These are fans who demand respect for our Flag!
This all came after Stephen Curry said he did not want to visit the White House with the 2017 NBA champion Golden State Warriors. Trump responded by revoking the invitation to the two-time NBA MVP who said he didn’t want to visit.