Donald Trump was up and at it early Sunday morning, sending out tweets on his thoughts regarding the growing trend of flag-kneeling NFL players. These tweets are escalating, as this latest round of Trump tweets suggests that a boycott of the NFL games will turn things around, or as he puts it, "you will see change take place fast." Hours after his tweets went out on Sunday, the first NFL game of the day kicked off in London. Before that game, the American national anthem was performed, and it appears that the players are keeping this kneeling trend going.
Trump has been adamant with his stand that these players who kneel during the national anthem should be "fired" or "suspended" at the very least for refusing to participate in the age-old patriotic ceremony that takes place to honor this country. While there are people on both sides of the fence when it comes to the national anthem debacle at the NFL games, the latest polls do indicate a drop in viewers around the nation.
Sunday morning's Fox & Friends Weekend aired a man-on-the-street-type segment that they conducted in front of a New York City sports bar. They asked people what they think about this growing trend among NFL players to kneel during the national anthem. The also asked folks what they think about Donald Trump suggesting "fire or suspend."
While some believed the players have a right to do this, the majority of the people felt it was disrespectful to the nation, and a few added that they felt it disrespected them personally, as a U.S. citizen. Many NFL fans agreed with Trump calling for "fire or suspend," but a husband and wife, who identified themselves as "Viking" fans, thought that suspending or firing a player is going overboard and it should be left to the coaches to reprimand the players.