Earlier on Twitter, Trump said he had spoken Tuesday with Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones
The Dallas Cowboys, led by owner Jerry Jones, (C), take a knee prior to the national anthem prior to an NFL football game against the Arizona Cardinals, Monday, September 25, 2017, in Glendale, Arizona photo: AP/Matt York, photo: AP/Matt York
27 of September 2017 15:07:06
WASHINGTON – President Donald Trump has a new message for the NFL: Change or business is "going to go to hell."Trump said Wednesday that the NFL is in a "really bad box" over the issue of players kneeling in protest during the national anthem. He said ratings are falling, and the only thing doing well is the NFL pregame show.
On Monday night, Jones — a Trump supporter — and his players knelt arm-in-arm before the anthem, then rose for the playing of the anthem before the team's victory at the Arizona Cardinals.Trump has spent several days lashing out at players who kneel, a practice that started with a handful of players to protest racial issues, including police brutality.Responding to Trump, hundreds of players have been sitting, kneeling, locking arms or remaining in locker rooms.
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!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) September 27, 2017