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President Donald Trump took another swipe at the NFL and its players during a speech in Ohio on Monday.
Trump’s opening remarks included this: “We’ve made a lot of improvement, haven’t we? There was no kneeling at the Super Bowl.”
“We’ve made a lot of improvement, haven’t we?” Trump says “There was no kneeling at the Super Bowl”
Just after Super Bowl LII ended, Trump tweeted a brief congratulatory note to the Philadelphia Eagles, who won their first Super Bowl and first championship since 1960.
“Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles on a great Super Bowl victory!”
The president is a long-time friend of New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
And just before kickoff, Trump issued a statement, thanking the Armed Forces and again urging people to stand during the national anthem.
A special message from President @realDonaldTrump about #SuperBowlSunday. ?? #SBLIIpic.twitter.com/TWgs2QB1kh
Several NFL players chose to kneel during this season to show support for racial equality and to fight police brutality. The movement was started in 2016, when former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt.
But during a political rally in Alabama in September, Trump described players who protest during the anthem with an expletive, leading to a massive demonstration across the league.
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