Numerous questions Sanders received during the press briefing focused on Trump's remarks from a Friday-night Alabama rally, during which he suggested that NFL owners get a "son of a b--" who protests during the national anthem "off the field". "This is about the President and millions of American being for something", like "honoring our flag". He is fired, ' " Trump said during an Alabama rally on Friday. "This is about the President being for respect in our country, through symbols like the American flag, like the national anthem".
After specifically being asked whether someone expressing his First Amendment rights was a "son of a bitch", however, Sanders deflected.
Later that day, Trump signaled his approval of players and owners standing arm-in-arm on the field during the national anthem, and again criticized the act of kneeling: "Great solidarity for our National Anthem and for our Country", Trump tweeted.
Sanders told a reporter that she doesn't agree that Trump is harming repealing Obamacare efforts with his National Football League focus, because he should focus on patriotism.
However, Sanders denied this had anything to do with race.
The White House on Monday rejected claims that the United States has declared war on North Korea as "absurd" in the latest exchange of barbs and insults between the two nuclear powers.
Sanders was asked about the president saying the protests had nothing to do with race, as a reporter highlighted that former San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick "took to his knees in these games, many of these games, specifically because he said black people in this country were not being treated fairly by police".
Donald Trump got several deferments to avoid serving but feels free to use the sacrifice of our troops to excuse his own attacks on the freedoms they actually serve to protect.