President Donald Trump made it clear back in 2016 that he would never tolerate athletes kneeling during the National Anthem.
Fast forward to 2020 and his stance remains the same, even going as far to call it “disgraceful” that NBA players were protesting before games during the league restart in Orlando. LeBron James responded, saying “we could care less” what President Trump’s opinion is on the matter or if he refuses to watch NBA games.
Over the weekend, Trump mentioned the NBA during a press conference before moving on to the NFL. He said he’s been trying to help the NFL come back but will refuse to help “if they start kneeling.”
NFL players are expected to kneel during the National Anthem like never before, especially in the current climate where the nation has been upset over the very public deaths of George Floyd and Breonna Taylor.
Despite how he feels about the NFL and NBA, he is certaibly on board with the NCAA college football season coming back.