PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — He’s not letting it go.
President Donald Trump is continuing to rail against football players who kneel during the National Anthem to protest racism and police brutality.
Trump asks his followers in a Black Friday tweet: “Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players.”
He’s accusing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell of having “lost control” of what he called a “hemorrhaging league” where “Players are the boss!”
Can you believe that the disrespect for our Country, our Flag, our Anthem continues without penalty to the players. The Commissioner has lost control of the hemorrhaging league. Players are the boss! https://t.co/udXP5MR8BC
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 24, 2017
Trump’s tweet was in response to one from his social media chief, Dan Scavino.
While @NFL ratings continue to plummet📉…
— Dan Scavino Jr. (@DanScavino) November 24, 2017
Scavino had shared a Breitbart News story about New York Giants player Olivier Vernon taking the knee during the anthem on Thanksgiving ahead of a game against the Redskins.
The website is run by Trump’s former chief strategist.