President Trump has started a petition in support of standing for the National Anthem, and is urging Americans to sign it.
According to TheBlaze.com, the petition is featured on the GOP’s website and sponsored by the Trump Make America Great Again Committee. The petition is called the “Official Stand for the National Anthem Petition.”
A note about the petition reads, “The President has asked for a list of supporters who stand for the National Anthem. Add your name below to show your patriotism and support.”
Trump has been vocal in his criticism of the NFL players who knelt or sat during the National Anthem. In a tweet, he wrote, “The NFL has decided that it will not force players to stand for the playing of our National Anthem. Total disrespect for our great country!”
The President also tweeted that he supports the NFL instituting a rule that players have to stand during the National Anthem.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has also recently issued a statement on the NFL protests: “Like many of our fans, we believe that everyone should stand for the national anthem. It is an important moment in our game. We want to honor our flag and our country, and our fans expect that of us.”
No formal action has been taken against protesters, however.
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Publication date: October 20, 2017